Middle East peace process - Q & A from the daily press briefing (November 21, 2016)

Q - The Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot reported on November 20 that France had apparently abandoned plans to hold an international conference in Paris before the end of the year to promote peace in the Middle East and is in fact set to acknowledge the failure of the “French initiative.” Can you confirm or deny this report?

A - During his visit to Doha on November 20, Jean-Marc Ayrault reaffirmed France’s commitment to pursuing this initiative in order to reaffirm the collective commitment to the two-state solution.

We are working closely with our partners, and in collaboration with the parties, to that end.