Britain To Hold Separate Talks With Israelis And Palestinians

01/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will hold separate talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in London this month on the political and economic situation in the Middle East, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Wednesday.

"We are bringing Israeli and Palestinian leaders to London later in December to establish how best we can use 2009 to make real progress toward political and economic solutions in the region," Brown told parliament. He did not elaborate.

A government source later clarified that Israeli and Palestinian leaders would come to London for talks, but Brown would meet them separately and the two sides will not meet directly.

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