The Palestinians are taking seriously Donald Trump’s efforts to help resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Foreign minister Riyad al-Malki says ahead of the US president’s visit to the Mideast next week.

Malki makes the remarks in Muscat where he is accompanying Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as part of a regional tour prior to the Arab-Islamic-American summit in Riyadh on Sunday.

“Abu Mazen stressed Trump’s seriousness in settling the Palestinian issue” after they met in Washington this month, hes says, referring to Abbas by his Arabic nickname.

“The US president assured him he will be able to find a settlement within one year,” he adds.

— with AFP

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