PARIS Jan 12 French President Francois Hollande
said that talks to discuss the Middle East peace process in
Paris on Sunday do not aim to replace bilateral negotiations
between Israelis and Palestinians.
Hollande, who was giving his last speech to the foreign
diplomatic corps before stepping down in May, also said on
Thursday that potential Syria peace talks had to resume quickly
and include all components of Syrian society, as well as
regional actors and be under the auspices of the United Nations.
He added that an increase in violence in Libya was extremely
concerning, but that dividing the country was not an option.
(Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)