Text Version
RSS Feeds
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Moussa: Arabs, int'l Quartet endeavor to activate Mideast peace process
+ -
09:38, December 15, 2008

 Related News
 Abbas: We'll ask new U.S. Administration to support peace
 Solana: EU seeking co-op with Arabs on Mideast peace
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
The Arab Peace Initiative Committee and the international Quartet will meet in New York on Dec. 15 in a bid to activate the stalled Middle East peace process, Arab League (AL) Secretary General Amr Moussa said on Sunday.

The ministerial meeting will focus on means of paving the way for the resumption of political activities to reach a just and comprehensive peace in the region, Moussa told reporters prior to departure to New York.

Although peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel resumed one year ago, there are obstacles "hampering the peace process and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state," the Egyptian MENA news agency quoted Moussa as saying.

Noting the situation in the occupied territories is still "abysmal," the AL chief said "It is reasonable to discuss political steps that should be taken in the coming stage."

Moussa also expressed his optimism on the role of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama in advancing the Mideast peace process.

In a letter delivered to Obama earlier this month, Moussa said that Arab countries are ready to reach a lasting peace with Israel based on an Arab Peace Initiative and relevant UN resolutions.

"The Arab side is ready to establish a just and lasting peace with Israel in line with the land-for-peace principle, the Arab Peace Initiative and relevant UN resolutions," Moussa affirmed in a statement.

The Saudi-proposed Arab Peace Initiative, which calls for an Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 borders in exchange for a comprehensive peace with the Arab world, was approved by the Arab Summit held in Lebanon in 2002 and re-endorsed in March by Arab countries.

Source: Xinhua

  Your Message:   Most Commented:
China postpones summit with EU due to French leader's planned meeting with Dalai Lama 
China lodges strong protest to France over Dalai Lama meeting
Russia, Venezuela to hold joint naval maneuvers
Foreign Ministry: China "has no choice but to react" to French leader's Dalai Lama meeting
FM: China's defense building poses no threat to any nation 

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved