French FM Jean-Marc Ayrault on the benefits of the Paris peace conference

“There is a unity in the international community regarding the two-state solution. We are in favour of direct negotiations between the parties, but we want to see how we can help them help themselves. We know the incentives will not bring the parties back to the table tomorrow morning, but it can help. We hope this conference convinces the new US administration that the whole world wants peace between Israel and the Palestinians.”

(French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault speaking at the conclusion of the Paris peace conference, 15/01/2017)