Mitchell set to save peace talks

2010-09-30 17:04

Ramallah – US Middle East envoy George Mitchell said on Thursday he would strive "intensively" in the next few days to rescue Israeli-Palestinian peace talks from the brink of collapse.

Speaking to reporters after about two hours of talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Mitchell did not disclose details of their conversation, but said the two would meet again on Friday.

"We are determined to continue our efforts to find common ground between the parties to enable the direct negotiations to continue," Mitchell said. "We will continue our efforts intensively in the coming days.