The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, Jorge Briz Abularach, is paying an official visit to Israel.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, Jorge Briz Abularach, is paying an official visit to Israel, as the guest of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom.

The two foreign ministers will be signing a declaration towards the signing of a mutual agreement on the protection of investments and a memorandum of consultation between the two foreign ministries.

During the visit, Foreign Minister Abularach will meet with Ehud Olmert, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor; Reuven Rivlin, Speaker of the Knesset; Yosef (Tomy) Lapid, Head of the Opposition; and Uri Lupolianski, Mayor of Jerusalem.

Minister Abularach will also visit Yad Vashem and the Old City of Jerusalem, and plant a tree in the Guatamala forest in Eshtaol.