Catherine Ashton to chair the Quartet peace meeting

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."