NEW YORK (May. 6)
Israel’s Foreign Minister Shimon Peres is scheduled to arrive in New York next week, for a seven-day U.S. visit.
After three days in New York, Peres will go to Washington to meet with top Administration officials, including Secretary of State George Shultz, and discuss his proposal for an international conference for Middle East peace.
According to a spokesman for the Israeli Consulate here, the Foreign Minister will arrive in New York on May 14. The highlight of his agenda in New York will include an address at a dinner sponsored by the David Ben Gurion Centennial Committee honoring Shultz, who will be presented with the Ben Gurion Peace Award. The event will be held at the Parker Meridien Hotel on Saturday night, May 16.
Peres also will take part in meetings organized by the United Jewish Appeal, Israel Bond Organization, American Jewish Committee, The Economic Task Force for Israel, and members of the business community on Wall Street.
Before leaving for Washington, Sunday May 17. Peres will fly to Pittsburgh to receive an honorary doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University.