Abbas tells Peres over phone: We must stand together

January 26, 2011 12:54

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday called President Shimon Peres to express his condolences for the death of his wife, Sonia Peres.

The two also discussed issues related to the peace process, during which Peres told Abbas: "I am grateful to your firm stance against provocative attempts to deligitimize the Palestinian Authority and the peace process."

Abbas responded, saying: "You and us together must stand like a barrier against these efforts. The peace process should not be destroyed."

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