High-level discussions in Annapolis set the stage for the possibility of a final peace agreement by the end of 2008, and the US$ 7.4 billion in aid that was pledged in Paris to the Palestinians is an important step in building the economic foundation on which to build this peace.
How can the current political and economic momentum be sustained through the coming year?
Ehud Barak, Minister of Defence of Israel Saeb Erekat, Head of Negotiations Department, PLO, Palestinian National Authority, Palestinian Territories Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority Tzipi Livni, Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel
Opening Remarks by Shimon Peres, President of Israel
Chaired by Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997-2007); Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2008