Abbas to meet Medvedev, Lavrov in Moscow to discuss peace process

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Israel Radio reported Monday afternoon. PA negotiator Saeb Erekat said that Abbas would discuss Israeli settlement construction, as well as making sure peace talks do not have to start anew once a new Israeli government is established next year. The Russian proposal for a multi-lateral Middle East peace conference will also be discussed, Israel Radio said.