EU Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton will chair the Middle East Quartet Principals meeting on February 1. She will be joined by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergej Lavrov and Quartet Envoy Tony Blair.
Ashton said: "This meeting takes place in a moment when difficult and bold decisions need to be made. The dividends of peace for Israelis and Palestinians are enormous. I hope that together we can help those decisions to become a reality and fulfill the legitimate aspirations of both parties."