LUXEMBOURG, JAN. 4 -- Pledging to act in concert with the United States, the European Community today invited Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz to talks on Thursday, the day after Aziz meets with U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III.

European foreign ministers gathered here for an emergency session on the Persian Gulf crisis insisted they intend to send Aziz the same message Baker will deliver -- without "contradiction or interference," French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas said.

"If Iraq does not comply with the United Nations resolutions, she will be forced out of Kuwait," said British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd. "If there is a full and unconditional withdrawal, then Iraq will not be attacked."

But diplomats said the proposed European-Iraqi talks potentially offer Iraq something extra -- a negotiating partner willing to consider a solution that includes a key Iraqi demand: discussion of the Palestinian problem and other Middle East issues.

President Bush today repeated his rejection of any connection between an Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait and other Middle East problems. At a news conference, Bush said, "There will be no linkage on these other issues."

Although the Europeans and Americans each say their primary purpose in talking to Aziz is to make clear the gravity of the military threat, diplomats here said the European session could give Iraq an opportunity to save face because of the Europeans' willingness to discuss Middle East problems other than the future of Kuwait.

In Paris tonight, French President Francois Mitterrand called for another U.N. Security Council session on the gulf crisis before the Jan. 15 deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait.

"Before the start of a war, we should bring together all the elements of the moment," Mitterrand said. He repeated his support for an international conference on Palestinian and Arab-Israeli issues.

For the first three hours of their five-hour talks today, the Europeans discussed a French peace plan offering to guarantee against an attack on Iraq if Baghdad pulls out of Kuwait. Formulated by France and Germany and presented by Dumas, the plan promised Iraq that once it withdrew from Kuwait, "all other questions in the region could be discussed and examined by . . . international conferences."

The French plan was overtaken by events and the EC's task was eased considerably when the European ministers were informed at 6:10 p.m. local time that Iraq had agreed to the U.S. offer of a Baker-Aziz meeting. But diplomats here said the Europeans remain committed to their policy that an international conference should be convened to deal with Middle East problems.

Foreign Minister Jacques Poos of Luxembourg, the EC president, said tonight, "There's not one single sentence in the European statement that could ruffle American sensitivities." An EC statement said partial solutions are "unacceptable" and that "the entire responsibility for war or peace rests with the Iraqi government alone."

Poos said he would remain in close contact with Baker and that the EC's talks would be coordinated with the U.S. diplomatic effort.

Under the French proposal, if Iraq announced that it was pulling out of Kuwait, the international coalition aligned against it would promise that there would be no attack. After the freeing of Kuwait, international conferences would consider regional problems.

"We will need to return to the {Arab-Israeli} question with renewed vigor after the Kuwait crisis is over," Britain's Hurd said.

The French also proposed -- and the EC unanimously agreed -- that Aziz be invited here Thursday to meet with Poos and the foreign ministers of Italy and the Netherlands.

Asked why Aziz should meet with the EC one day after seeing Baker, Poos said: "Iraq will get the same message twice. He's up against a worldwide coalition against illegality." Poos said he would demand that Iraq comply fully with the United Nations resolution requiring restoration of Kuwait's government.

The Europeans also were unanimous in their agreement that the international alliance ought to promise Iraq that it would not be attacked if it withdraws from Kuwait -- a proposal that Bush repeated in his press conference.

Ministers stressed that such a promise could come only after Iraq had completed its withdrawal, and denied that there was any split in the EC. "If the message is clear, then I think the chances for peace are strongest," Hurd said. "A muddled message . . . is the enemy of peace."

Ministers said there was no discussion today of how to deal with the gulf region after an Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait. The ministers also seemed to have spent little if any time on exactly what would happen on Jan. 15 if Iraq had not yet completed a pullout.

Hurd said that "an element of common sense is needed" and that the coalition would have to consider "the situation at the moment." Poos, however, said: "There has to be complete compliance with the U.N. resolution by the 15th. No new deadline has been set."