Moasher and Larsen Discuss Ways to End Israel-Palestinian Violence

Published February 19th, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

On Monday, Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan Moasher discussed ways of containing Palestinian-Israeli violence with U.N. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Terje Roed-Larsen, Petra News Agency reported. 


Their discussions in Amman focused on, "the peace process and ways of restoring calm and paving the way for resuming" negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, it said. 


Larsen held similar talks with Jordanian Prime Minister Ali Abu Ragheb who renewed Amman’s support for the Palestinian people, state television reported. 


The meeting came on the eve of a trip Moasher plans to make to the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday to meet with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, who has been confined there since early December. 


Moasher will brief Arafat on the results of talks in Washington earlier this month between Jordan's King Abdullah II and U.S. President George W. Bush as well as discuss the violence in the Palestinian territories. 


On Thursday, he starts a visit to France, his first diplomatic trip to Europe since being appointed a month ago, to discuss French and European ideas on the Middle East crisis. 


Moasher is also scheduled to hold talks with his French counterpart, Hubert Vedrine, as well as the heads of the foreign affairs committees in the French senate and parliament. ( 

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