U.S. Middle East Peace Envoy, George Mitchell, will start a two-day tour in Israel and the Palestinian territories, on Tuesday.Mitchell will be holding talks with senior Israel officials and officials of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority of President Mahmoud Abbas.

The talks will focus on the attempt to boost indirect talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Mitchell ended his previous tour in the Middle East on June 19 with a meeting with Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak.

The U.S. Envoy did not provide details on what happened behind closed doors as the two officials discussed the U.S. mediation efforts.

On Thursday June 17, Mitchell held a meeting wit Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and also held a separate meeting with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas.