France pushing for new Mideast peace conference

France’s foreign minister is seeking to renew efforts for Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, heading to Egypt to push an initiative for an international conference after a failed French diplomatic push last year.

Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is meeting with Arab League representatives during the trip to Egypt Wednesday and Thursday, the ministry said in a statement. A new French Mideast peace envoy, Pierre Vimont, will join him

Source: EMM