===================================================================== Israel Information Service Gopher Director: Chaim Shacham, First Secretary Information Division Israel Foreign Ministry - Jerusalem Mail all Queries to email@example.com ===================================================================== 30-NOV-1993 THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE NEGOTIATIONS GLOSSARY OF NEGOTIATING BODIES THE BILATERAL TRACK =================== 1. Israel - Palestinians ------------------------ a. Bilateral talks will continue in Washington D.C. under the Madrid formula with a separate Palestinian delegation, on the implementation of interim self-government, elections to the Palestinian council and related issues. - Date for next round of talks has not yet been set. b. Liaison Committee (Cairo) - To provide for the smooth implementation of the Declaration of Principles (DOP) and to deal with issues requiring coordination, and any other questions that may be referred to it by other negotiating committees. (DOP Article X) First meeting held October 13, 1993. Will reconvene periodically as needed. - Israeli delegation headed by Foreign Minister Shimon Peres. c. Coordinating Committee (Taba - Cairo - El Arish) - To implement the Gaza/Jericho agreement. First meeting held October 13, 1993. Will convene regularly during the next two months. - Israeli delegation headed by Deputy Chief of Staff Major General Amnon Shahak. d. Economic Cooperation Committee (Paris) - To develop and implement in a cooperative manner projects in the areas of water, electricity, finance, transport and communications, trade, industry, labor, social welfare, etc. (DOP Article XI) - Israeli delegation headed by Finance Minister Avraham Shohat. e. Israel-PLO-Jordan-Egypt Continuing Committee - To discuss the admission of persons displaced from the West Bank and Gaza in 1967 and other issues of common concern. (DOP Article XII) - To be established. 2. Israel - Jordan ------------------ a. Bilateral peace talks in Washington - Talks will continue under the Madrid formula with a separate Jordanian delegation on the implementation of the Common Agenda signed on September 14, 1993. b. At the White House meeting with FM Peres and Crown Prince Hassan, it was agreed to set up a tripartite Israel-Jordan-US Committee to discuss economic cooperation. - Convened in Washington D.C., November 30, 1993. 3. Israel - Syria ----------------- a. Bilateral peace talks in Washington will continue. - Israeli delegation headed by Itamar Rabinovich. 4. Israel - Lebanon ------------------- a. Bilateral peace talks in Washington will continue. - Israeli delegation headed by Uri Lubrani. THE MULTILATERAL TRACK ====================== 1. Steering Committee - Comprised of representative of the key delegations, it coordinates the multilateral talks and sets dates and venues for the various working groups. - Israeli delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Yossi Beilin. - Convened in Tokyo, December 13-16. 2. Working Groups and Dates of Meetings: a. Refugees - Tunis, October 12-14. b. Water - Beijing, October 26-28. c. Arms Control - Moscow, November 2-4. d. Regional Economic Development - Copenhagen, November 8-9. e. Environment - Cairo, November 15-16. .