NEW YORK (Jan. 12)
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir is scheduled to meet President Reagan February 17 at the White House, a spokesman for the Israeli Consulate here said Monday.
According to the spokesman, Shamir will arrive in New York February 15 to begin a 10 day U.S. visit with meetings and appearances in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and Houston. The spokesman stressed, however, that the Premier’s itinerary is not complete and many changes are likely to take place.
The main topic of discussion between Reagan and Shamir will be American-Israeli relations, the spokesman said. Asked if the Iran arms sales crisis will figure in the talks between the two leaders, the spokesman said: “Israel has already made its position known and said all it had to say on the issue.”
Shamir’s upcoming state visit is his first since he assumed the Premiership last October, replacing Shimon Peres, now Israel’s Foreign Minister, under the terms of the rotation agreement. Shamir last visited the U.S. as Israel’s Foreign Minister last September.