Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and King Juan Carlos of Spain have spoken with the president of Palestine about how Spain could play a role in bringing peace to the Middle East region.

Zapatero, suggested that Spain could help Palestine by acting as a tripartite between the US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister of Israel Binyamin Netanyahu when they meet to talk in New York from September 24-26th.

In order for the meeting to take place President Obama has already had to push for a temporary stop to the Israel settlements that have formed within the border of Palestine territories.

Foreign Minister Moratinos will follow through with the Spanish promise to aid the Middle East peace talks by travelling to the region during the first week of September before heading to New York to the General Assembly of the United Nations.

As Spain holds the current presidency of the EU it is hoped that once the countries are talking the EU can step in and help resolve the problems in the Middle East.

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