Monday, October 10, 2011

Quartet decides to invite Israelis, PA to restart talks

EU's Ashton hails success of Quartet meeting in Brussels, says envoys will "contact parties to invite them to meet in coming days."

The Quartet will invite Israeli and Palestinian officials to a meeting in the coming days in an effort to restart direct negotiations, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Sunday.

Speaking after a meeting of Quartet envoys in Brussels, Ashton said, "Following the successful meeting we had with my Quartet colleagues in New York, we discussed what to do next to encourage our Israeli and Palestinian partners to resume substantive negotiations as soon as possible. With that in mind, we will be contacting the parties to invite them to meet in the coming days."



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