Moscow to host next Mideast talks
The Quartet of Middle East mediators say they will hold a conference in Moscow early next year to push forward the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, BBC reported.
The statement follows a meeting of Quartet envoys from the US, the UN, the EU and Russia in Egypt.
They were briefed by Palestinian and Israeli leaders on the progress of their bilateral talks.
Quartet envoy Tony Blair urged US President-elect Barack Obama to make the Middle East an urgent priority.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Moscow conference - planned for the spring next year - must be a step forward in reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
By then, Mr Obama will be in office and February's Israeli elections will have produced a new government.