Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres met twice at an economic conference in Spain. Spokesman for the two said they held no formal negotiations when they met on the sidelines of the conference last Friday and Saturday. The two discussed the timing of Israeli withdrawals from Palestinian-controlled West Bank cities and the need for Palestinian forces to take up security there after the withdrawal, the spokesman said.
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