FM Peres Visits Mauritania

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
8 October 2002

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres is today (October 8) paying a diplomatic visit to Mauritania. The visit reflects the good relations existing between Israel and Mauritania, and follows upon the visit to Israel last year made by the Foreign Minister of Mauritania, Ould Abdi.

During the course of the visit, Foreign Minister Peres will meet with the President of Mauritania, Muawiyya Taya, and the Foreign Minister, and will attend a formal dinner to be held in his honor.

Israel and Mauritania, which is a member of the Arab League, have enjoyed full diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level since 1999. Israel has expressed its thorough appreciation of Mauritania’s courageous policy concerning the political process in the region.