Ramallah, Israel - State of
ARAFAT AND FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER VEDRINE IN RAMALLAH.
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat (R) speaks during a joint news conference after meeting visiting French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine (L) in Arafat's West Bank headquarters October 8. Vedrine said he believed that Israel and Syria both wanted to renew peace talks and would find a way to overcome differences blocking their resumption. Earlier, Vedrine met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak in Jerusalem.