Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will travel to Jerusalem on October 8 to take in a high-level Greek-Israeli ministerial council, his office has announced.

During his visit, Samaras will also hold talks with Israeli President Simon Peres. A meeting with Jerusalem Patriarch Theophilos is also on the agenda.

The Greek premier will round of his visit in Tel Aviv, where he will speak at a Greek-Israeli business conference.