From December 16 to 17, envoys of the Middle East Quartet met in Jerusalem and Ramallah, with Israeli and Palestinian counterparts.According to a press release the Palestine News Network received, envoys from the EU, Russia, U.S., and UN met with officials from the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as officials from the Palestinian Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority.
Over the two days, they discussed current conditions in the Levant, and concrete actions to demonstrate their commitment to a two-state solution.
The Quartet envoys strongly condemned all acts of terror and stressed the importance of opposing unequivocal incitement and violence and de-escalating the situation.
The envoys further reiterated the need for significant steps ‘on the ground’, in line with previous agreements, which will strengthen Palestinian institutions, security and economic prospects, while respecting Israel’s legitimate security concerns.
The envoys stated that they will review the results of their recent engagement with the parties and with regional states, and report to their principals with recommendations on the next steps.