FM Bot arrives to learn first-hand of  developments in the region.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Bernard Rudolf Bot, will visit Israel on August 20-21, 2006. In the course of the visit, he will meet with his colleague, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, as well as with Defense Minister Amir Peretz and Vice Premier Shimon Peres.
The purpose of the visit is to learn first-hand of the developments in the region following the recent hostilities in Lebanon and UN Security Council Resolution 1701.