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(From L to R) Austrian Foreign Affairs minister Sebastian Kurz, Algerian Foreign minister Ramtane Lamamra, Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov, US Secretary of State John Kerry, French President Francois Hollande, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, French State Secretary for European Affairs Harlem Desir, European Union Commissioner Johannes Hahn and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier pose for a group photo during the Mideast peace conference in Paris, France. January 15, 2017. REUTERS/Bertrand Guay/POOL


PARIS (Reuters) - Some 70 countries on Sunday reaffirmed that only a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians could resolve the conflict and warned that they would not recognise any unilateral steps taken by either side that could prejudge negotiations.

The final communique of a Middle East peace conference held in Paris on Sunday shied away explicitly from criticising plans by U.S. president-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S Embassy to Jerusalem, but said a new conference would be held by year-end for interested parties.

(Reporting by John Irish and Marine Pennetier; Editing by Greg Mahlich)