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Bahrain foreign minister urges new Israel-Palestinian peace talks

'In order to achieve and consolidate such a peace, the Palestinian and Israeli conflict needs to be resolved,' Zayani said

AFP , Wednesday 18 Nov 2020
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Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdellatif al-Zayani, leading his country's first-ever official visit to Israel, called for Israelis and Palestinians to renew peace talks aimed at a two-state solution to their conflict.

In remarks made next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Zayani said Bahrain's historic decision to establish ties with Israel would help foster "a dawn of the peace for the entire Middle East".

"In order to achieve and consolidate such a peace, the Palestinian and Israeli conflict needs to be resolved," Zayani said.

"I therefore call for both parties to get around the negotiating table to achieve a viable two-state solution as is also sought by the international community," he added.

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