The White House announced Thursday that the meeting is scheduled for March 17. The two leaders are expected to discuss progress regarding the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Secretary John Kerry has been leading mediation efforts.
The White House said that Obama and Abbas will also discuss America's "continuing effort to work cooperatively to strengthen the institutions that can support the establishment of a Palestinian state."
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