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Relaunch: France to host Middle East peace conference

 2016-05-20 06:15:01.0

4bf410033e334bad91cc32fe2bc8360d_18Paris:�Prime Minister Netanyahu met with French Foreign Affairs Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, to discuss a French initiative to host an international peace conference at the end of 2016 in order to restart negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

France is set to host an international conference to revive peace talks in the Middle East on June 3 in Paris, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said.

The initiative to relaunch peace efforts was launched by France late last month. Egypt offered to serve as a mediator in the saying it would "make every efforts" towards�a solution.

Egypt offered to serve as a mediator in the saying it would "make every efforts" towards�a solution.

Ayrault added that Middle East Quartet (the US, Russia, the European Union and the UN), many Arab allies and European partners would attend the Paris conference.

However, Israel and Palestine would not participate in the summit.

The last round of peace negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian authorities broke down in April 2014 after the two sides failed to resolve their deep disputes on Israeli settlements, Palestinian state borders and security.

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