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Mahmoud Abbas congratulates Biden, says hoping for ‘just peace process’

Then-US vice president Joe Biden, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, at the presidential compound in Ramallah, West Bank, March 9, 2016. (Debbie Hill, Pool via AP)
Then-US vice president Joe Biden, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, at the presidential compound in Ramallah, West Bank, March 9, 2016. (Debbie Hill, Pool via AP)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas congratulates newly sworn-in US President Joe Biden with a laconic statement.

“We look forward to working together for peace and stability in the region and the world,” Abbas says.

The PA leader says he is ready for a “comprehensive and just peace process that fulfills the aspirations of the Palestinian people for freedom and independence.”

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