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03 August, 1999
Alternate Foreign Minister Yiannos Kranidiotis will depart for Israel tomorrow on the first visit by a Greek government official since the new Israeli government headed by Labor's Ehud Barak assumed power.
Mr. Kranidiotis is scheduled to meet with Israeli FM David Levy and the minister to the premier's office, Chaim Ramon, for talks on bilateral relations, conditions in the region and an upcoming Israeli-Palestinian meeting in Athens.
The Greek minister is also expected to meet with Jerusalem Patriarch Diodoros for discussions on issues related to the Patriarchate.
Finally, Mr. Kranidiotis is expected to also meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Source: Athens News Agency