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Sharm el-Sheikh Conference (2000)

Location
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Date
2000-10-16
People
Abdullah II of Jordan, Jordan: Participant, Javier Solana, European Union: Participant, Yasser Arafat, PLO: Participant, Ehud Barak, Israel: Participant, William J. Clinton, United States: Participant, Kofi Annan, United Nations: Participant, Hosni Mubarak, Egypt: Participant
An emergency summit held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on 17 October 2000, following the outbreak of Israeli-Palestinian violence later known as the beginning of the Second Intifada. Participants included PNA President Yasser Arafat; Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak; U.S. President Bill Clinton; Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak; King Abdullah II of Jordan; UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan; and EU High Representative Javier Solana. The closing statement made a call for the immediate end of violence and the resumption of permanent status negotiations, and established a fact-finding committee to determine the cause of the escalation, whose findings were published in the so-called Mitchell Report.