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Israeli-Palestinian Joint Statement in Taba (2001)

Taba, Egypt
Yasser Arafat, PLO: Author, Ehud Barak, Israel: Author, William J. Clinton, United States: Subject, Hosni Mubarak, Egypt: Subject
A joint Israeli-Palestinian statement made at the conclusion of the Taba Summit on 27 January 2001. The sides acknowledged the significant progress made on all core issues - refugees, security, borders and Jerusalem - though the short time frame precluded the conclusion of a comprehensive agreement. The sides also declared that "they have never been closer to reaching an agreement and it is thus [their] shared belief that the remaining gaps could be bridged with the resumption of negotiations following the Israeli elections."