Quartet to meet in Cairo next weeks

The Quartet, the EU, Russia, the UN and the US - will meet "in the next two or three weeks," at the Arab League's headquarters in Cairo, the 22-member organisation's secretary general, Amr Moussa announced on Wednesday.

Quartet to meet in Cairo next weeks
The Quartet of international peace negotiators - the European Union, Russia, the United Nations and the United States - will meet "in the next two or three weeks," at the Arab League's headquarters in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, the 22-member organisation's secretary general, Amr Moussa announced on Wednesday.

Moussa said the Cairo meeting will discuss current initiatives to kick-start the stalled Middle East peace process, especially the plan put forward at the Arab League's recent summit in the Saudi capital, Riyhad.

This proposes normalising relations with Israel in exchange for a return to its pre-1967 borders, the creation of a Palestinian state and the right of return of Palestinian refugees.

Moussa termed talks held this week between the Egyptian government and representatives of the various Palestinian factions "positive." He said he hoped a truce bringing to an end weeks of violence in Gaza and the West Bank would soon be agreed on.
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