( BBC ) - A Palestinian minister has called for a six-month deadline to complete a deal with Israel following the Middle East peace conference due later this year.
Information Minister Riad Malki said such a time frame was possible as much of the groundwork had been covered.
He said a joint document presented to the conference would address the main areas of dispute between the two but would not go into "minute detail".
Israel wants the document to be a non-specific declaration of principles.
It says it does not want anything that would address the main issues in detail or set deadlines.
Correspondents say the conference is part of a US-led effort to bolster the West Bank-based government of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and to isolate the Islamist Hamas movement, which took control of the Gaza Strip in June.