Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday congratulated US President Barack Obama for his reelection victory, Palestinian News Agency Wafa reported.
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Abbas expressed hope that Obama will continue his efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East, according to Wafa.
Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat also expressed a similar sentiment, saying that he hopes Obama will emphasize peace and stability in the region during his second-term through pushing for a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders, Wafa reported.
According to Wafa, Erekat also called on Obama to support the Palestinian bid for non-member status at the United Nations.
Erekat also called on Obama to stand up against settlement expansion in the West Bank, Wafa reported.