New Zealand's FM plans regional trip to meet leaders

June 16, 2013 18:07

New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully plans to travel to Israel and the Palestinian territories for bilateral meetings and discussions on the Middle East peace process, New Zealand's One News reported on Sunday.

McCully plans to meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, as well as other senior officials.

"I will be making clear to both parties New Zealand's strong wish to see them commence direct talks while the two-state solution remains a viable prospect," One News quoted McCully as saying.

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