Israeli Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir on Tuesday began a week-long
OTTAWA (AP) _ Israeli Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir on Tuesday began a week-long visit to Canada that will include meetings with government officials and addresses at several public functions.
He is here at the invitation of Foreign Secretary Joe Clark, and the two are expected to discuss possible Canadian participation in the multinational peackeeping force in the Sinai Peninsula, Middle East peace prospects and bilateral relations.
Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, who led his Progressive Conservative Party to power in the Sept. 4 election, is in Moscow to attend the funeral ceremony Wednesday for Soviet President Konstantin U. Chernenko.
Shamir also is scheduled to meet with opposition leaders John Turner of the Liberal Party and the New Democrats’ Ed Broadbent during his stay in Ottawa Wednesday and Thursday.
He then will go to Toronto and Montreal for private meetings and public rallies before departing Monday.