Abbas agrees to peace talks based on 1967 borders

Palestinian Prez has told France he is ready to attend a Paris peace conference.

Ramallah: Palestinian
President Mahmud Abbas has told France he is ready to attend a
Paris peace conference if Israel accepts talks based on the
1967 borders, an aide told a news agency on Sunday.

Nimr Hammad, a political adviser to Abbas, said the
President had told French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe that he
agreed officially to a French proposal to host a peace
conference in Paris before July.

Juppe raised the possibility of the conference during
a visit to Israel and the West Bank this week.

"President Abbas told foreign minister Juppe that he
agrees officially to the French initiative of holding an
international peace conference in Paris," Hammad said.

"Palestinian agreement is contingent on Israel also
agreeing... to start negotiations on the basis of the 1967
border of the Palestinian state."


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