Israel/Palestinian territories - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (17.11.16)

Q - Is the international conference on the Middle East before the end of the year still on the agenda or have plans been shelved given the context (rejection by Netanyahu, election of Trump)?

A - As President Hollande reaffirmed in his speech to the UN General Assembly on September 20, our goal is to convene an international conference in order to help relaunch the Middle East peace process.

We are working closely with our partners and in collaboration with the parties to that end. Following his working visits to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Pierre Vimont has just visited the United States. He will continue this work during his upcoming visits to our main partner countries.