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Abbas to meet Putin in Moscow in May

PA president to discuss peace talks, regional situation with Russian leader, weeks after expected meeting with Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on April 13, 2015. (Photo credit: AFP/ POOL / SERGEI ILNITSKY)
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on April 13, 2015. (Photo credit: AFP/ POOL / SERGEI ILNITSKY)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is set to fly to Moscow in May to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, after his expected meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington in April.

The two are set to discuss the general situation in the Middle East, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the stalled peace talks.

Also on the agenda, according to reports in the Russian press, are the take-aways from the Arab League’s annual summit in Jordan later this week.

The meeting is set for May 11, according to the Kremlin.

Abbas is expected in Washington in mid-April for a first meeting with Trump, after the US president extended the invitation in a phone call earlier this month.

This month, Abbas met with Trump’s Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt who was visiting Israel and the West Bank. He also made an unexpected trip to Jordan.

Abbad and Putin last met in Moscow in April 2015.

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