Livni, Erekat meet with Middle East Quartet in New York City

September 28, 2013 05:15

Members of the Middle East Quartet met in New York on Friday and were joined by Israeli chief peace negotiator Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat.

The Quartet includes UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State John Kerry, High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union Catherine Ashton, and they were also joined by Quartet Representative Tony Blair.The Quartet commended the leadership of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and their commitment to remaining engaged in sustained and continuous negotiations to address all of the core issues.

The Quartet agreed to continue meeting regularly, including through monthly meetings of Quartet envoys.

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