The visit takes place as part of the ongoing effort to enhance ties between Israel and the European Union, led by FM Shalom.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ron Prosor, will leave today (September 6) for a working visit to Brussels, Belgium. The visit takes place as part of the ongoing effort to enhance ties between Israel and the European Union, led by Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom.

At the centre of the visit will be Prosor’s meeting with the Political Security Committee (PSC) of the EU Commission. The Committee which includes senior ambassadors from the 25 EU member states and Commission representatives, plays a key role in the shaping of the EU common foreign and security policy. It is also responsible for formulating the response of the EU to crisis situations.

In addition, the Foreign Ministry Director General will meet with senior officials from the Council of Ministers Secretariat and the EU Commission. In the meetings with his hosts, the Director General will discuss the situation in the region in the wake of the Disengagement, issues involving European support, the building of infrastructures in Gaza, the war against terror, Iran’s efforts to acquire nuclear weapons and the framework of bilateral ties between Israel and the EU, with an emphasis on the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Action Plan.