Israeli president Peres left Jerusalem for USA Monday night

President Shimon Peres departed Israel on Monday night for a state visit to the U.S., his last foreign trip before leaving office next month, according to Israeli http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=18373

There is no mention of Perez meeting Zambian president Michael Sata before Peres left the Israeli capital Jerusalem last night.

According to the Zambian government, Sata is in a town called Tel Aviv and having meetings with Perez. But Pereze who stays and works in Jerusalem left for USA last night.

Peres will hold a series of meetings in Washington with U.S. government officials. On Wednesday, he will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House.

The agenda for Peres’ trip includes enlisting global support for the fight against terrorism in the wake of the recent kidnapping of three Israeli teens in Gush Etzion and maintaining pressure on Iran to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons.

While in Washington, Peres will receivethe Congressional Gold Medal and deliver an address to Congress.

Later in the trip, Peres will visit New York City, where he will meet with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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