Israeli and Syrian negotiators met to discuss security arrangements and normalization, the issues Israel wanted to focus on first. Four committees were created to deal with key issues in the talks being held in Shepherdstown, W.Va. In addition to the Security Arrangements and Normal Peaceful Relations committees, other committees on borders and water were also formed.
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