Prodi calls for Israel-Palestinian talks

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December 13, 2006 17:33

Italian Premier Romano Prodi on Wednesday advocated prisoner exchange between Israel and Palestinians as a confidence-building measure, and called for direct talks between his Israeli counterpart and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. "It is necessary to attempt a conversation on the exchange of prisoners," Prodi said, adding that he would bring up the issue to the European Union council.


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