Egypt, Germany, France, Jordan meet on reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

European foreign ministers sit down in Cairo ahead of Biden taking office, seeking to build on ‘positive regional context’ of Israel’s normalization deals with Arab states

From left to right, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, takes a photo with his cellphone of journalists, during a meeting with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, ahead of a press conference at Tahrir Palace, in Cairo, Egypt, January 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt on Monday hosted the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Jordan to discuss ways to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a week before US President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

In Cairo, the country’s Foreign Ministry said the aim of the meeting was to urge the Palestinians and Israelis to negotiate a “just and comprehensive political settlement” on the basis of achieving a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on territory Israel captured in the 1967 Six Day War.

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