Washington, DC. President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas assured American President Donald Trump of his readiness to immediately resume peace talks with Israel. This was reported by the press secretary of the White House Sarah Huckabee Sanders, commenting on earlier talks on by Trump and Abbas in Bethlehem in the West Bank.
Ms.Sanders pointed out Trump has again stressed from his point of view, “peace between Israelis and Palestinians is possible.” In this regard, “President Trump and President Abbas reaffirmed their commitment to achieving a genuine and lasting peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis.”
At the same time, the President noted “the importance of creating conditions that are consistent with the desire to achieve peace,” and “the leaders discussed ways to advance negotiations” and exchanged views on how the Arab states could support the process of resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “President Abbas indicated that he is ready to start negotiations immediately,” the White House said in a statement.
The communique further announced, Trump and Abbas also condemned the terrorist attack in Manchester and signaled their intention to fight the financing of extremism and its ideology.
In addition, the two heads of state “agreed to continue discussions on the issue of payments to Palestinian prisoners and the need to improve the Palestinian economy.” According to the White House press office, Abbas warmly welcomed Trump.