Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 - 6 of Shevat, 5781

Egypt hosts meeting of Foreign Ministers to discuss ways to revive peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians

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The meeting took place a week before U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

Egypt hosted on Monday a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Germany, France and Jordan to discuss ways to revive peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

The meeting took place a week before U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

The Egyptian foreign ministry said the aim of the meeting was to urge the Palestinians and Israelis to negotiate a “just and comprehensive political settlement” on the basis of achieving a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital on territory Israel captured in the 1967 Six-Day War.’’

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said last month that Cairo has been working toward a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, “taking into account the regional and international changes.” He was apparently referring to Biden’s election and the establishment of ties with Israel by four Arab countries — the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.

France’s Foreign Ministry said the meeting would discuss ways to have Israelis and Palestinians embark on talks, building on “the positive regional context” related to the recent normalization deals.

“It is a question of contributing, at the same time, to a resumption of dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians, with a view to resolving the conflict in the framework of international law,” the statement said.

Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tweeted before leaving for Cairo on Sunday that the ministers would discuss “which concrete steps” that could help “build trust” between Israel and the Palestinians.

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