Jerusalem, February 15, 2004

Belgian Foreign Minister to Visit Israel
(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The Foreign Minister of Belgium, Louis Michel, will arrive in Israel tomorrow, 16 February, for a two-day visit.

During his visit, Mr. Michel will meet with the Israeli Prime Minister, the Foreign Minister, the Minister of Justice, the Minister of Industry and Trade, the Head of the Opposition, and the Chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee. He will also visit Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority.

Foreign Minister Michel will give a lecture at the "Israel and Wider Europe Conference", which will take place at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.

The last time the Belgian Foreign Minister visited Israel was in November 2001.