Palestinian President Abbas arrives in Riyadh

April 12, 2009

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in the Kingdom this afternoon for a one-day visit. At Riyadh Airbase, he was welcomed by Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal. Afterwards, President Abbas was received by Second Deputy Prime Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz. During their meeting, they discussed the political and human developments taking place in the Palestinian territories. Prince Nayef stressed the importance of achieving a just and comprehensive peace based on the creation of an independent Palestinian state. The session was also attended by Foreign Minister Al-Faisal and Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad.

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