Israel-Palestinian Talks to Resume Sunday

Published July 6th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will resume in the United States Sunday, ahead of a vital summit, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told AFP Thursday. 

"The negotiations will resume Sunday. They will deal with a final agreement and the implementation of the Oslo accords" of 1993, Erekat said. 

Erekat, who is the chief negotiator for the so-called interim issues agreed under Oslo, said these would concern a third phase of an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank and the release of Palestinians from Israeli jails. 

Palestinian president Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak are to meet with US President Bill Clinton for a summit expected to begin Tuesday to thrash out the framework of a final peace agreement – RAMALLAH (AFP) 

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