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    Mid-East Quartet Meeting May Be Held in Munich February 11 - Lavrov

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that next Middle East Quartet meeting will be held on February 11 in cooperation with the League of Arab Nations.

    ABU DHABI (Sputnik) – The Middle East Quartet meeting may be held during the Munich Security Conference on February 11, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

    "We hope that another Quartet meeting of international mediators will be held soon in cooperation with the League of Arab Nations," Lavrov said in the United Arab Emirates.

    The United Nations, Russia, the European Union and the United States form the Middle East Quartet, which has been mediating the peace process in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    "We believe that a good place to hold the Quartet meeting with the LAN would be in Munich," Lavrov added.

    In mid-December, the Quartet issued a statement calling for de-escalation and "the need for significant steps on the ground" to strengthen Palestinian institutions and socio-economic prospects while respecting Israel's security concerns.

    The latest Israeli-Palestinian violence that began in September has raised the death toll to 30 Israelis and 162 Palestinians, thousands wounded and over 2,400 Palestinians detained.

    Israeli Defense Forces briefly shut down access to the non-residents of the West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday after a Palestinian policeman wounded three Israeli soldiers before being killed.

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