Blair: Mideast mediators want border proposals

October 19, 2011 19:35

LONDON - International mediators will press Israel and Palestinians to table their ideas on security arrangements and the borders for a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict within three months, envoy Tony Blair said on Wednesday.

Blair said the mediators would hold separate meetings with the Israelis and Palestinians next week in Jerusalem, the latest effort to revive the peace process.

Blair said the Sept. 23 statement had also called on the parties to set out their "detailed proposals on borders and security in three months".

"If we can get the parties to agree to do this, then within three months we'll know where everyone stands on two of the central issues," Blair told Reuters.

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