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Palestine’s Abbas begins official visit to Germany

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during the state funeral of late Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi at the presidential palace in the eastern suburb of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia, 27 July 2019. ( Arda Küçükkaya - Anadolu Agency )

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today began an official visit to Germany, where he will meet his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Palestinian Ambassador to Germany, Khouloud Daibes, told the official Voice of Palestine radio: “Abbas is discussing with his German counterpart and the German chancellor the latest political developments in the Palestinian arena.”

She pointed out that the visit “is important because Germany plays a significant and important role on the European and international arena, in terms of supporting the Palestinian cause.”

Abbas is scheduled to visit France next month, according to Palestinian Ambassador to Paris Salman Al-Herfy.

“President Mahmoud Abbas has received an official invitation from the French president, and will meet them in September,” Al-Herfy told the Anadolu Agency.

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