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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas plans White House visit

The White House announced Thursday that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on March 17. The two leaders plan to discuss progress in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, an effort that Secretary of State John Kerry has been involved in as a mediator.
By JC Finley   |   Feb. 27, 2014 at 4:50 PM   |   Comments

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas plans to visit Washington, D.C., in mid-March to talk about Mideast peace with U.S. President Barack Obama.

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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