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BRUSSELS – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he will attend an upcoming French-hosted meeting of foreign ministers aimed at restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Speaking to reporters at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Kerry said he had told French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault that he would participate in the event. Kerry has been coy about attending the meeting, which Israel is opposed to, and his comments were the first confirmation that he would go. Kerry said restarting the peace process or at least keeping a path open to doing so remained a priority
The French had initially proposed the meeting for May 30, the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, but agreed to delay it to allow Kerry to attend. The meeting will now be held on June 3.