On September 2, Secretary Clinton hosted direct negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, at the Department of State.
In his briefing on the talks, Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell said, "The parties agreed that a logical next step would be to begin working on achieving a framework agreement for permanent status. The purpose of a framework agreement will be to establish the fundamental compromises necessary to enable them to flesh out and complete a comprehensive treaty that will end the conflict and establish a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The parties agreed that in their actions and statements they will work to create an atmosphere of trust that will be conducive to reaching a final agreement."
The parties will meet again on September 14 and 15 in the region, and approximately every two weeks thereafter.
For these future meetings, what other elements are key to achieving progress in the talks?