Mahmoud Abbas to meet Trump at White House

Indo Asian News Service

Jerusalem, April 20 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet his US counterpart Donald Trump at the White House on May 3, a senior Palestinian official announced on Wednesday.

"During the upcoming meeting with Trump, President Abbas will express his commitment to a just and comprehensive peace," Xinhua news agency quoted Abbas' aide, Nabil Abu Rdineh, as saying.

"President Abbas is to tell President Trump that a just and comprehensive peace would contribute to achieving peace and security in the region and the entire world," according to Abu Rdineh.

Ahead of Abbas's visit to Washington, a high-ranking Palestinian delegation is scheduled to arrive in US to prepare for the visit.

On March 10, Abbas received a first ever phone call from Trump since the latter took office as US President.