France says peace summit to be held June 3

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says Thursday he has called for a planned Middle East peace conference to be held in Paris on June 3.

“So that everyone can attend … I have suggested that the conference initially planned for May 30 be held on June 3,” Ayrault says after talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of a NATO foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels.

Kerry said separately he would attend the peace conference, with Washington playing a key role in peace efforts over the years due to its special relationship with Israel.


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