WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Israeli negotiators in Washington on Monday and Palestinian officials later next week in US-brokered peace talks to end their decades-long conflict, the State Department said.

Kerry and US negotiator Martin Indyk will meet with Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and envoy Itzik Molho later on Monday "to continue the discussion on a framework for negotiations," the State Department said in a statement.

Meetings between Indyk and Livni, who heads the Israeli negotiating team, will continue on Tuesday when Kerry travels to Switzerland for a Syria peace conference.

"We expect the Palestinian negotiating team to travel to Washington early next week," the State Department said.

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