The Quartet envoys said is a statement Monday that they "shared assessments of the political outlook for the region and prospects for reviving the Middle East Peace Process. They explored the role that the Quartet could play in supporting the resumption of meaningful negotiations with the aim of achieving a comprehensive peace agreement based on a two-state solution".
The envoys stressed that it is highly important to engage with Arab partners in the Middle East Peace Process.
Earlier on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia and Israel believe that leading Arab countries need to play a more active role in Middle East issues, referring more specifically to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Palestinians are striving to create an independent state on the West Bank territories, including East Jerusalem, partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip.
The Middle East Quartet, comprising Russia, the United States, the United Nations and the European Union, was established in 2002. The body has been criticized for the lack of significant progress made in improving relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
The last Quartet meeting was held on January 16.