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Madrid Conference (1991)

Madrid, Spain
1991-10-30 to 1991-10-31
James A. Baker, United States: Participant, Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet Union: Participant, Hans van den Broek, Netherlands: Participant, Haider Abdul Shafi, Palestine: Participant, Yitzhak Shamir, Israel: Participant, Fares Bouez, Lebanon: Participant, George H.W. Bush, United States: Participant, Felipe Gonzalez, Spain: Participant, Amr Moussa, Egypt: Participant, Farouk al-Sharaa, Syria: Participant, Boris D. Pankin, Soviet Union: Participant, Kamel Abu Jaber, Jordan: Participant
An international peace conference held in the wake of the First Gulf War in Madrid, Spain, and co-sponsored by the United States and the Soviet Union. Israel opposed to the presence of PLO representatives, but the Jordanian delegation to the conference included Palestinian representatives liaising with PLO leadership in Tunis. It inaugurated both direct Israeli-Palestinian talks, later superseded by the Oslo Process, and multilateral Israeli-Arab negotiations.