WASHINGTON--President Obama makes a major personal diplomacy investment in Middle East peace, inviting key players to the White House in the coming weeks.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu arrives on May 18; Egyptian President Mubarak comes on May 26 and Palestinian Authority President Abbas has a May 28 date.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2009
Statement by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs
The President looks forward to welcoming key partners in the effort to achieve a comprehensive peace in the Middle East to the White House later this month. Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel will visit on May 18, President Mubarak of Egypt will visit on May 26, and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority will visit on May 28. With each of them, the President will discuss ways the United States can strengthen and deepen our partnerships, as well as the steps all parties should take to help achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians and between Israel and the Arab states.