America and the Palestinian Authority are "partners in pursuit to just peace that ends occupation and war," Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday.

In a joint press conference held in Ramallah with his American counterpart Barack Obama, Abbas said that Pslestinian officials "had good talks with his excellency President [Barack] Obama."

He thanked the president for US committment to the Palestinian cause adn for the support to the PA Treasury.

"We hope to exercise normal life over the free state of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital," Abbas reiterated.

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