Abbas says wants to discuss ‘deal of the century’ and Palestinian polls with Putin

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he wanted to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” for the Middle East, as well as the problem of the occupation of Palestinian territories and elections in Palestine.

“Naturally, we need to discuss a number of problems. I mean, first of all, Israel’s statement on the annexation of Palestinian territories, possible announcement of the second part of Trump’s ‘deal of the century.’ As we know, the Americans have already announced the first part. Other topics are parliamentary and presidential elections in the State of Palestine,” he said during talks with the Russian leader.

Abbas also thanked the Russian side for its permanent support to the Palestinian administration and stressed that Moscow never lost an opportunity to draw the world community’s attention to the problems of the Palestinians.

According to Abbas, the Palestinian authorities attach great significance to the regular exchange of top-level visits to maintain dialogue on the most topical matters. “I would also like to express gratitude for the support, I mean political, economic, cultural and financial support, and support in the sphere of security, you offer to the Palestinian,” he said.


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