Egypt: Abbas, Olmert likely to attend Quartet meeting

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert are likely to take part in an international Quartet meeting due late June in Egypt.

Egypt: Abbas, Olmert likely to attend Quartet meeting
Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert are likely to take part in an international Quartet meeting due late June in Egypt, the official MENA news agency reported Sunday.

Abul Gheit disclosed the news at a joint press conference Sunday evening with visiting Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen, saying the Quartet has decided to invite the Palestinians and Israel to participate in the Quartet meeting.

The report said the meeting with the Quartet, which groups the United States, the European Union, Russia and the United Nations, was scheduled for June 26.

Earlier on Wednesday, Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alaael-Hadidi said Egypt has agreed with the international Quartet for Middle East peace to hold a meeting in the country's Red Searesort Sharm el-Sheikh.

El-Hadidi said the meeting will be attended by Israel and the Palestinians.

The meeting will look into taking specific steps to halt violence between Israel and the Palestinians and reach a comprehensive cease-fire to help resume the stalled Middle East peace process.
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