US Mideast envoy George Mitchell said Wednesday that he intends to pursue "substantive" negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, AFP reported.
"In the days ahead our discussions with both sides will be substantive, two way conversations with an eye towards making real progress in the next few months on the key questions of an eventual framework agreement," Mitchell was quoted as saying.
The US envoy was speaking in Cairo following talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
He said that US aims to "pursue a framework agreement that would establish the fundamental compromises on all permanent status issues... (to) pave the way for a final peace treaty."
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