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Originally published Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 7:06 AM

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Europe, Asia diplomats support Obama peace plan

Foreign ministers from over 40 countries in Europe and Asia have offered "strong support" for President Barack Obama's peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians based on the 1967 borders and negotiated land swaps.

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GODOLLO, Hungary —

Foreign ministers from over 40 countries in Europe and Asia have offered "strong support" for President Barack Obama's peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians based on the 1967 borders and negotiated land swaps.

A statement Tuesday at the conclusion of the 10th Asia-Europe meeting, or ASEM, of foreign ministers also calls on the Quartet of Mideast mediators - the U.S., the EU, the U.N. and Russia - to "contribute to the resumption and success of direct peace talks" between the two sides.

The diplomats say the peace process "must not become a casualty of uncertainty in the context of dramatic changes in the region."

The ASEM meeting was held in Hungary, which holds the rotating presidency of the EU until June 30.

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