(21 Jun 2015) French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Sunday said his country supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Fabius was in the Jordanian capital, Amman, to sound out regional leaders about a planned United Nations Security Council resolution that aims to restart peace talks after a more than year-long lull.
He made his remarks during a joint news conference with his Jordanian counterpart, Nasser Judeh, on Sunday.
France has said it will propose a resolution in the Security Council with a framework for negotiations toward resolving the conflict.
Following his visit to Jordan, Fabius is set to travel to the West Bank and Israel to meet with Palestinian and Israeli officials.
Earlier on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will "fiercely reject" any international proposals meant to bring about a solution to the conflict with the Palestinians.
Fabius also briefly commented on the arrest of a man considered the "supervisor" of an attack nearly 33 years ago on a deli in the heart of Paris' Jewish quarter.
France is requesting his extradition, but it is unclear how long the process of bringing the suspect to France would take.
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