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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has held talks with Spain's Foreign Minister, Angel Moratinos, in Amman. High on the agenda was the possibility of resuming direct peace talks with Israel.
The meeting came amid calls by the Palestinians to set out clear objectives for any negotiations. They would include a settlement freeze in the West Bank, and defined borders for a future Palestinian state.
Moratinos, who is also a former EU peace envoy to the region, expressed support for the demands. He said a clear framework would lead to a positive outcome for the talks.
But Israel and the United States are both pushing for a speedy return to direct talks, without necessarily setting the clear boundaries that the Palestinians want.
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