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Hectic Schedule for Peres During His Visit to the U.S.

October 5, 1984
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Premier Shimon Peres of Israel will arrive early Sunday morning in New York, to begin a six-day official visit to the United States, during which he will meet with President Reagan in Washington and other Administration officials as well as former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic Presidential candidate.

Peres’ hectic schedule will start shortly after his arrival when he will meet with Mayor Edward Koch at the Regency Hotel, where the Premier will reside during his stay in New York. Later in the day Peres will be guest of honor at a reception hosted by the Israel Bond Organization and then will meet with the leadership of the United Jewish Appeal. Both events will take place at the Regency Hotel.

Peres will fly to Washington early Monday morning. On his arrival he will be received by Secretary of State George Shultz. He will meet later in the day with Shultz and Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger to discuss mutual issues concerning Israel and the U.S.

The Israeli Premier is scheduled to meet with Reagan the next day, on Tuesday. They will have lunch and then will have a private meeting. Vice President George Bush will host a dinner in Peres’ honor Tuesday evening. Peres might have another meeting with the President on Wednesday morning before his return to New York.


Shortly after his scheduled arrival, Peres will address the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations at the Pierre Hotel. In the afternoon he will meet with Mondale at the Regency Hotel. In the late afternoon Peres will address a closed meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations. That evening, the beginning of Succoth, he will be the guest of the Fifth Avenue Synaaogue.

The next day, Thursday, the first day of Succoth, Peres will receive various notables in his hotel suite, including former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Cyrus Vance, Black civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Jeane Kirkpatrick.

UN Secretary General, Javier Perez de Cuellar, will meet with Peres the next morning. That meeting will be followed by a visit by Governor Mario Cuomo of New York.

On Saturday, his last day in the U.S. before returning to Israel, Peres will meet with former Sen. Jacob Javits, will give a reception for American writers, such as Saul Bellow and Eli Wiesel, and will conclude the day with an address to students from Zionist organizations at Hunter College.

Peres will arrive in the U.S. with a small entourage of four advisors. It will be his first official visit as Premier since he assumed office last month. Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who has been attending the UN General Assembly in New York, will join Peres at various meetings in Washington and here.

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