Jerusalem, 13 March 1995

PERES-HASSAN MEETING

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

Foreign Minister Shimon Peres met yesterday, (Sunday), 12.3.95, in Amman with Crown Prince Hassan, in order to coordinate positions in advance of their meeting this Wednesday in Bonn with German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and the European Union Commissioner. Mr. Peres and Crown Prince Hassan formulated a common position on projects for creating sources of water for Jordan, as was specified in the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty. The meeting in Bonn will make possible a joint request for European aid to fund the projects.

Peres and Hassan also discussed the following issues: promoting substantive joint projects in the framework of the Jordan Valley program, promoting the idea of establishing a regional educational committee, turning the Aqaba-Eilat-Taba triangle into a free trade zone, the establishment of a Europe-Jordan-Israel economic committee, preparations for the Amman Conference, carrying out the joint regional effort to establish a regional development bank and promoting the idea of creating a regional security structure. The Crown Prince, in his remarks, praised Mr. Peres for his commitment to the promotion of the regional economy.