Olmert's aides meet Rice and US nat'l sec. adviser

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's aides Shalom Turgeman and Yoram Turbowitz met early Tuesday with United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and with National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley. According to Israel Radio, they discussed the American administration's perspective on the convergence plan. Meanwhile, the White House issued a formal announcement on Tuesday that US President George W. Bush would meet Olmert on Tuesday of next week.