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Elders' London visit to focus on Middle East peace

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Can the two-state solution be saved? Elders Martti Ahtisaari, Lakhdar Brahimi and Jimmy Carter have arrived in London, where they will hold further high-level meetings on Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts following their visit to Washington DC earlier this week.


Following the Elders’ visit to Washington DC on Monday, Former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari, UN-Arab League peace envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi and former US President Jimmy Carter are now in London to continue their discussions on Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.

While in the US capital, the Elders met with senior US officials including Secretary of State John Kerry, and joined a public debate on Middle East peace at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. They are holding further high-level meetings in London with government officials and policy experts.

The Elders will also be discussing the future of the two-state solution at an event at Chatham House this evening, focusing on current US efforts to restart peace talks, the Arab Peace Initiative, the role of the European Union and the impact of regional events.

We’ll be live-tweeting the event using #CHEvents – follow @TheElders from 6pm UK time today.

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