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Abbas meets US Congress delegation, applauded Biden's support for Palestinians

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank's Ramallah on September 3, 2020 [ALAA BADARNEH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank's Ramallah on September 3, 2020 [ALAA BADARNEH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images]

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday discussed the peace process and the latest developments in the occupied territories with a delegation from the US Congress, Wafa reported.

The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States House of Representatives, Gregory Meeks, headed the delegation which included 11 members representing the Democratic and Republican parties. They met with Abbas at the headquarters of the presidency in Ramallah, in the central occupied West Bank.

Abbas affirmed "the Palestinian side's commitment to achieving a just and comprehensive peace based on international legitimacy resolutions through the path of negotiations under the auspices of the International Quartet," the news site reported

He pointed to "the necessity of taking practical steps to give the Palestinian people hope of achieving peace through the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the 1967 borders."

The Palestinian president expressed his satisfaction with the communication with US President Joe Biden on a number of issues, most important of which was his commitment to the two-state solution and working to reopen the US Consulate in occupied Jerusalem.

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