Obama to meet with Netanyahu, Abbas Tuesday

September 20th, 2009 - 5:51 am ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama Washington, Sep 20 (DPA) US President Barack Obama is to host a trilateral meeting Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the White House announced.
The trilateral meeting will be preceded by bilateral meetings between Obama and the two leaders, White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs said Saturday, to lay the groundwork for the relaunch of negotiations.

“It is another sign of the president’s deep commitment to comprehensive peace that he wants to personally engage at this juncture, as we continue our efforts to encourage all sides to take responsibility for peace and to create a positive context for the resumption of negotiations,” said special envoy George Mitchell.

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