The German FM is due to arrive in Israel on a two-day visit for a series of discussions on bilateral and regional issues

 German Foreign Minister to arrive on official visit 


Israel FM Llivni meets with German FM Steinmeier (Photo: MFA)

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

German Foreign Minister, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, will arrive today (Wednesday, October 31), for a two-day visit of Israel.

During his visit, FM Steinmeir will meet with President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Ehud Barak.

Discussions will include various bilateral issues, including the launching of the "Israel-German Forum of the Future" Foundation and Israel’s efforts to improve its position in the European Community. Regional issues will be discussed as well, and will include the Peace Process and the Iranian threat.

Since their establishment 42 years ago, Israel-German relations have always been defined as "special".