Abbas to meet with Arab League chief in Ramallah

Abbas and Arabi are expected to discuss the recent measures that were taken in order to solve the Palestinian issue, especially the French peace initiative.

June 13, 2016 14:37
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Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby ahead of Gaza aid conference.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will meet on Monday evening with Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi in Ramallah.

According to a statement issued on Sunday by the President's office, Arabi, whose last visit in the West Bank was in 2012, will arrive in Ramallah for a two-day visit.

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Abbas and Arabi are expected to discuss the recent measures that were taken in order to solve the Palestinian issue, especially the French initiative and the idea to conduct an international peace conference by the end of the year.

The Arab League chief will arrive in Ramallah by a Jordanian helicopter and will be welcomed by Abbas and senior Palestinian officials.

According to the president's office, Arabi will visit on Monday at Yasser Arafat's tomb in Ramallah. Later, he will meet with Abbas at the PA's presidential headquarters and the two will eat a Ramadan breaking-fast meal.
On Tuesday, Arabi will visit Hebron, where he will pray at the Ibrahimi Mosque.

Arabi's visit to Ramallah comes shortly after the Executive Committee of Fatah announced that it will not accept any changes in the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the committee called to reinvigorate the negotiations to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, demanding that the talks be time-limited and take place under international sponsorship.

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