If they succeed in opening the door to continuing discussions then it's better than no discussions at all. I'm not saying peace will happen any time soon but sitting down to talk is a good thing in and of itself. Perhaps some level of trust can begin to rebuild after years of a complete lack of trust. After all, what have you got to lose? Not much.
French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight MH370 (AP)
from the article: The hot-air summit