Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat met at an informal gathering hosted by E.U. officials in Brussels. Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, whose country holds the rotating E.U. presidency, held separate talks with the two earlier Monday in an effort to reduce Middle East violence.
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