Blair Chats Up Olmert and Abbas
Posted on Sep 10, 2006
Tony Blair has been busy, meeting with both Mahmoud Abbas and Ehud Olmert in recent days?all while fending off controversy at home over when he?ll step down. For their part, the Palestinian president and Israeli prime minister have agreed to meet with each other.
Mr Blair will not be meeting the leaders of the Hamas-controlled Palestinian government during his tour of the Mid-East.
A Downing Street spokesman said: “The purpose of this visit was to hear the views from all sides so we came here today to hear the views of the Palestinian president.
“He will bring with him the views he heard from Prime Minister Olmert and look to hear Palestinian views and Palestinian concerns and try to see how we can get back to some sort of dialogue.”