Mitchell reaffirms US support of two-state solution in Middle East
US Special Envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell on Monday reaffirmed Washington's support for a two-state solution to the Middle East crisis, DPA reported.
"A two-state solution is central to our peace efforts," he told journalists in Paris, after a meeting with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner.
Mitchell said that US President Barack Obama was committed to "a comprehensive peace in the Middle East," which included Israeli peace agreements with Syria and Lebanon as well as formal diplomatic ties between Israel and all its neighbours in the region.
Neither Mitchell nor Kouchner would comment on the present state of Middle East peace negotiations.
The former US senator was in Paris ahead of a meeting of the international community's top negotiators on the Middle East in Brussels on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Mitchell is to hold talks in Brussels with the European Union's newly-nominated foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, as well as the official Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, Tony Blair.