Following meeting between Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat
Read by Sa’eb Erakat
12:00 – September 26, 2001
President Arafat and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres met on September 26, 2001 and reiterated their full commitment to the implementation of the Mitchell recommendations and the Tenet understandings. To this end, both sides agreed to establish a joint committee of senior representatives in order to deal with any issue that may arise from the implementation of the Mitchell recommendations and the Tenet understandings.
The two sides will resume full security cooperation and exert maximum efforts to sustain the declared cease-fire. In accordance with the parties’ commitments, they will carry out all their security obligations emanating from previous agreements, and the Government of Israel will begin to lift closures and redeploy its forces.
The two sides agreed that President Arafat and Foreign Minister Peres will have a second meeting within a week or so.
Both sides wish to extend their appreciation to all countries and leaders who encouaraged our endeavor to facilitate the peace process.
||Work-Plan for Implementation of the Cease-Fire|
||Israel and the Sharm el-Sheikh Fact-Finding (Mitchell) Committee|
||Palestinian-Israeli Security Implementation Work Plan (Tenet cease-fire plan) – June 14, 2001|