Abbas-Olmert to meet in Jericho today

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert meet on Monday to prepare for a US-called peace conference later this year, but remain at odds on how to proceed.

Abbas-Olmert to meet in Jericho today
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert meet on Monday to prepare for a US-called peace conference later this year, but remain at odds on how to proceed.

The two will hold talks in the West Bank town of Jericho — the first time in years that such a high-level meeting takes place in Palestinian territory — a week after meeting separately with visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

But whether Monday's talks will result in progress remains unclear, as the two sides cannot agree on the agenda.

While the Palestinians want the discussions to focus on "core issues"—the thorniest problems dogging the decades-long conflict such as Jerusalem and refugees—the Israelis claims it is too soon to broach such divisive topics.

AFP
Last Mod: 06 Ağustos 2007, 16:24
Add Comment