Abbas welcomes visit of FC Barcelona football team

May 23, 2013 20:08

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday welcomed the visit of the Spanish football Club FC Barcelona, who are expected to arrive in the West Bank in August, official Palestinian Authority news agency WAFA reported.

According to a press release published on FC Barcelona official website, the team is to host two football clinics in the Middle East, the first in the West Bank on August 3 and the second the following day in Israel.WAFA quoted Abbas as saying the visit is an occasion that reinforces the high sense of sports.

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