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Putin، Abbas to meet in Moscow on February 12

Thursday 11/January/2018 - 09:55 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Mohsin
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas will hold talks in Moscow on February 12، an official at the Embassy of Palestine in Moscow told Tass on Thursday.

"Yes، the meeting will be held on February 12،" the official said.

The Kremlin press service did not confirm the possibility of such a meeting.

In a speech at the White House in early December، Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and initiated the relocation of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv to the holy city، breaking with decades of American policy.

Abbas last visited the Russian president in Moscow in May، where he said “it is impossible to solve the Palestinian issue without Russia’s meaningful participation in the peace process.”

Russia has publicly opposed Trump’s decisions on Jerusalem.

In the past couple of weeks، Russia voted in favor of UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions، criticizing Trump’s decision on Jerusalem.

Palestinian officials have said they would like to establish a multilateral framework for the peace process that includes Russia.

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