Peace will come about between both sides in the presence of their governments. The role of the international community is to facilitate dialogue between the two sides, to propose solutions to both sets of leaders, to urge them to make the necessary compromises. The international community must also create the conditions which will ensure the opening of negotiations which will lead to a lasting peace: any treaty will almost certainly include a clause which will call for the temporary deployment of an international peace-keeping force or international observers, as well as economic assistance, in order to deal with issues arising for the descendants of refugees.

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