Abbas heads to Jordan, Egypt for first foreign trip since pandemic

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is leaving Ramallah by helicopter for Jordan, where he will meet with King Abdullah II today in the southern city of Aqaba.

This will be the first state trip Abbas has taken since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. He is expected to travel tonight to Cairo for a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi scheduled for tomorrow.

— Aaron Boxerman