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Palestinian President Abbas visits Saudi Arabia to ‘strengthen’ relations

Abbas’ visit follows reports in regional media that a Hamas delegation was going to visit the kingdom.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a day ahead of his scheduled meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday. The visit comes at an important time in the kingdom’s posture vis a vis both Israel and the Palestinians. 

Abbas was received in the Saudi city of Jeddah by Prince Badr bin Sultan Al Saud and will meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) on Tuesday. The two will discuss the Palestinian cause and ways to strengthen Saudi-Palestinian relations, according to the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) official WAFA news outlet. 

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