Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in Doha on Monday to discuss the political process in the region.
Abbas briefed Sheikh Tamim on the latest developments related to the Palestinian cause and the two discussed topics of mutual interest as well as means to bolster bilateral ties.
“The president praised Qatar’s position in support of the Palestinian people’s right to regain their undiminished and full rights,” Abbas’s office said in a statement.
For his part, Tamim affirmed “his country’s position in support of the Palestinian issue and the Palestinian people’s right to regain their rights and establish their independent state, with Jerusalem as its capital,” in accordance with the two-state solution and the Arab Peace Initiative.
The two sides also discussed ways to consolidate bilateral ties in various fields.
The meeting was attended by PA Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein al-Sheikh, intelligence chief Majed Faraj, PA Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, and ambassador of the State of Palestine to Qatar Munir Abdullah Ghannam.
Abbas arrived in Doha Sunday evening, as part of his first tour during 2020. This visit comes in the wake of Israel announcing normalizing ties with a sixth Arab country, Morocco.
Abbas is now seeking an Arab dialogue on a unified vision for the Palestinian cause, in preparation for launching a new political process in the region after the change of the US administration.
Last month, Abbas visited Jordan and Egypt, where he met with Jordan's King Abdullah II and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and discussed with them his plan to hold an international conference for peace in the Middle East.