After meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was in Jerusalem on Sunday evening for a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
At a press conference in the capital on Sunday, Fabius said that after a string of meetings with regional leaders, which he said were "very friendly," the foreign minister concluded that there was a willingness to return to direct negotiations.
"I found the same sense of worry on both sides," he said after meetings in Ramallah and Jerusalem. "The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an important issue for regional peace and security. It is important not only for the parties involved, but for the entire region."