Arab, European States Call Israel and Palestine to Restart Talks


Foreign ministers from four Arab and European countries meeting in Jordan have said a two-state solution is the only path to end the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict, calling for a resumption of negotiations between the two sides. The top diplomats from France, Egypt, and Jordan held a meeting on Thursday in Amman. Germany’s Heiko Maas joined online as he was forced to go into quarantine a day earlier due to a coronavirus scare.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi asserts that there will be “no comprehensive and lasting peace without solving the conflict on the basis of the two-state solution.” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian agreed. The Palestinians and the Israelis need to prove their commitment to dialogue, he added, “and we are ready to support this process.”

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