Sunday, February 12, 2012

Palestinians to seek peace conference

Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan

RAMALLAH: The Palestinians will ask the Arab League to call for the convening of an “international peace conference” during talks in Cairo, a Palestinian official told on Sunday. Azzam al-Ahmad, who is in Cairo with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas for talks with the Arab League representatives, said the delegation would seek backing for the conference, without giving further details. “One of the proposals we will request from the Arab Follow-Up Committee is for a call to convene an international peace conference on the Palestinian issue,” Ahmad told from Cairo. He said the Palestinian delegation was hopeful “that the final statement of the Follow-Up Committee would include a call for an international conference on the Palestinian issue.” Abbas is in Cairo to hold talks with the committee, which tracks efforts to advance peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, after five rounds of “exploratory” talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators.