(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, this evening (Wednesday), 9 June 2004, spoke with European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana; the two men discussed the approval of the disengagement plan. EU High Representative Solana noted that the EU has congratulated Prime Minister Sharon on the approval of the plan and added that the EU both supports the plan and is willing to render such assistance as may be necessary vis-?-vis its successful implementation.

Prime Minister Sharon invited EU High Representative Solana to visit Israel. The two men agreed to cooperate in order to bring about the success of the plan and the diplomatic process.