During his visit, Minister Fischer intends to present his hosts with an update on developments in the EU over the last few months, and to learn the positions of the Israeli government ahead of the disengagement.

 

(Communicated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman)

German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer arrives in Israel today (July 13) for a two-day visit as a guest of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom.
 
In the course of the visit, Minister Fischer will meet with Minister Shalom and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He will also meet with the chairman and members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
 
The German foreign minister is a friend of Israel and is a frequent visitor to the country. His most recent visit was in March of this year, on the occasion of the opening of the new museum of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority.

During his visit, Minister Fischer intends to present his hosts with an update on developments in the EU over the last few months, and to learn the positions of the Israeli government ahead of the disengagement. Bilateral and regional issues will also be discussed.

2005 marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel, which will be marked by a series of events and bilateral visits.