During the visit of the Canadian Foreign Minister, the possibility of Canadian involvement in the promotion of the peace process will be examined.

 Canadian FM Pierre Pettigrew to visit Israel

 

FM Shalom welcomes FM Pettigrew at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem (Photo: Flash 90)

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The Foreign Minister of Canada, Pierre Pettigrew, will arrive in Israel for a visit on Monday, February 7, as a guest of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom.

Aside from meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, Foreign Minister Pettigrew will meet with the President of Israel Moshe Katsav, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Vice Premier Shimon Peres and IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Yaalon. He will visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority, and will also tour Israel’s northern border, accompanied by the Head of IDF Central Command.

During the visit of the Canadian Foreign Minister, issues of common interest will be discussed. In addition, the possibility of Canadian involvement in the promotion of the peace process will be examined, including within the frameworks of the Disengagement Plan and Palestinian Authority reforms.

The visit will provide an opportunity to focus on the good friendly relations between the two countries, as well as to enhance the personal ties between the two Foreign Ministers who met recently in New York.