Visit to Israel of Spanish FM Pique

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
January 16, 2002

The Foreign Minister of Spain, Josep Pique, serving as the current President of the EU, will arrive today (January 16) for a two-day working visit, as part of a Middle East tour.

During the visit, Foreign Minister Pique will meet with the President of Israel, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister.

The visit will focus on Middle East issues, the crisis affecting the peace process and the war on terrorism.

Spain is the current holder of the rotating EU Presidency, for the first half of 2002.