Rice plans May trip on Middle East peace talks

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will travel to London, Israel and the West Bank next week to discuss the Middle East peace process, the State Department said on Friday.


During the May 1-5 trip, Rice will meet in London with other members of the Quartet on progress made since December, said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack. She will also visit Israel and the West Bank for talks with Israeli and Palestinian officials on issues including the situation in the Gaza Strip, McCormack said. (Reuters)