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Report: After meeting PM, Sarkozy calls Abbas to discuss renewal of talks

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After discussing peace efforts with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Paris on Wednesday, French President Nicolas Sarkozy phoned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in order to discuss conditions for the renewal of negotiations, according to an AFP report. Quoting an Elysee statement, the report said that Sarkozy "underscored the urgency of re-starting the Middle East peace process." Sarkozy - apparently wishing to assert his position as a Mideast mediator - is slated to meet with Syrian President Bashar Assad on Friday.
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