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Abbas meets German Chancellor Scholz in Berlin

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas holds a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on August 16, 2022. (Jens Schlueter/AFP)
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas holds a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on August 16, 2022. (Jens Schlueter/AFP)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin.

Abbas asks Scholz to recognize the State of Palestine and its full membership in the United Nations, according to the Palestinian Wafa news agency.

The Palestinian leader also briefs the German leader on “the ongoing Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and their properties, and Muslim and Christian holy sites, as well as on the unprecedented settlement acceleration and seizure of land,” Wafa says.

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