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Israeli, Palestinian talks intensifying: Kerry

Published on Oct 22, 2013 6:00 AM
 
US Secretary of State John Kerry, gestures as he speaks to the media during a joint press conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled Al Attiyeh after a meeting with the Arab League in Paris, Monday Oct 21, 2013. -- PHOTO: AP

PARIS (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that talks between Israel and the Palestinians were intensifying and that all issues were on the table.

He also announced that Qatar had agreed to provide US$150 million (S$186.3 million) in debt relief to the Palestinian Authority.

Speaking after talks with Arab League officials in Paris, Mr Kerry said Israeli and Palestinian negotiators had so far held 13 meetings, including three meetings in the last four days alone.

"The pace has intensified, all the core issues are on the table and they have been meeting with increased intensity," Mr Kerry told journalists at a joint press conference with Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah.

 
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