Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom and Lebanese President Emile Lahoud shook hands at a diplomatic event in Tunis, Shalom's office said Saturday.
Shalom was near Lahoud as he shook the hands of dignitaries standing close by at a function the Tunisian government put on for delegates to a UN conference, foreign ministry spokesman Mark Regev said.
"We do not relate any diplomatic importance to this," Regev said.
Israel and Lebanon are sworn enemies. Israel does not at this time foresee opening peace talks with Lebanon, Regev said.