King Abdullah receives Palestinian president

December 29, 2009

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz received today in Riyadh Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who is on a one-day visit to the Kingdom. During their meeting, the two leaders discussed the stalled Mideast peace process and stressed the importance of creating a Palestinian state based on international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.

Before departing this evening, President Abbas and his delegation met with several other top Saudi officials, including Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Riyadh Governor Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz and Prince Bandar bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.