(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, this evening (Thursday), 10 June 2004, spoke with US House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) and updated him on the details of the disengagement plan.

Congressman DeLay told Prime Minister Sharon that the US Congress supports the State of Israel and that he would vigorously work to secure broad Congressional support for the disengagement plan.

Prime Minister Sharon thanked Congressman DeLay for his warm remarks and for his friendship, and invited him to visit Israel.