Photo: AP
Kouchner and Livni in Israel
Photo: AP

Livni due in France Sunday to discuss peace process with Sarkozy

Israeli FM, French leader to discuss renewed talks with Syria, Palestinian track and latest developments in Lebanon. During visit Livni will address event marking Israel's 60th anniversary

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is scheduled to leave for Paris on Sunday to meet with President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace. The two are expected to discuss the renewed talks between Israel and Syria, the Palestinian track and the recent developments in Lebanon.


Sarkozy is expected to arrive in Israel on June 22.


During the trip Livni is also scheduled to meet her French counterpart, Bernard Kouchner, and speak at an event marking Israel's 60th anniversary at Trocadero Square near the Eiffel Tower. Some 15,000 members of Paris' Jewish community are expected to attend.


Prior to her departure the foreign minister will participate in a ceremony that will be held prior to the departure of an El Al plane carrying humanitarian aid to China and Myanmar.


Amos Gilad, head of the political-military bureau at the Defense Ministry, is due in Cairo on Sunday for discussions with Egyptian Intelligence chief Omar Suleiman on a possible truce with Palestinian terror groups in Gaza.


Suleiman is expected to update Gilad on the organizations' position regarding the conditions Israel is demanding that they meet as part of any ceasefire agreement. 


פרסום ראשון: 05.23.08, 14:13
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