Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert are likely to meet in Jerusalem on Tuesday, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat announced on Sunday.
"The sixth such meeting will continue discussing basic issues as the previous meetings," Erekat told reporters in Ramallah.
Israeli sources have said that the upcoming talks between the two men will give the green light to joint technical teams that will formulate a deal, hoping to present it before an U.S.-hosted international Mideast peace conference in November.
Abbas plans to strike a deal with Israel on the final-status issues, such as the West Bank settlements, Jerusalem, the border of the future Palestinian statehood and the Palestinian refugees.
On Friday, Abbas said a final agreement with Israel could be possible in six month after the U.S.-sponsored peace summit is held.