Foreign Minister of Malta Michael Frendo arrives for a four-day visit to Israel.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The Foreign Minister of Malta, Mr. Michael Frendo, will arrive today (Sunday, April 17, 2005) for a four-day visit to Israel, as the guest of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom.

During the visit, a cooperation agreement between the two states in the field of health and medicine will be signed. The Maltese Foreign Minister will also be promoting relations between Israel and Malta in a wide range of areas. Malta joined the European Union in May 2004.