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Abbas Officially Informs Bahrain of His Absence From Manama Workshop

Abbas Officially Informs Bahrain of His Absence From Manama Workshop

Friday, 31 May, 2019 - 09:00
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Reuters)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has informed Bahrain of the Palestinian Authority’s decision not to participate in the US workshop in Manama.

During a meeting in Jordan, Abbas told Sheikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, the envoy of the King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the PA’s final decision to boycott the summit.

The Bahraini envoy, who stepped in Amman before heading to Saudi Arabia, emphasized during the meeting the historical ties between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Palestinian people and leadership.

He also conveyed the greetings of King Hamad bin Isa to Abbas and his pride in the historical relations, stressing the depth of cooperation between the two peoples and the adherence to a political solution of the Palestinian issue on the basis of international legitimacy and the Arab peace initiative.

Abbas expressed his thanks to the King and his confidence in his wisdom and steadfast stance towards the Palestinian cause.

The Authority had announced in advance that it would not participate in the economic workshop organized by the US in Bahrain at the end of next month, and launched a campaign against it.

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