Putin and Abbas to meet next Thursday.
Nofal added the two men will discuss the results of the Arab League summit in Amman, with special attention paid to the Palestinian issue and the struggle against terrorism, as well as Abbas’s meeting this past week with U.S. President Donald Trump.”The Russian and Palestinian leaders will also discuss bilateral relations and intra-Palestinian reconciliation”, Nofal told TASS. Russia has expressed an interest in mediating Israel-PA peace talks which have been frozen since 2014. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said several months ago that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to host an Israeli-Palestinian summit to revive the talks. Several days later, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Putin held a telephone conversation in which they discussed the peace process, among other things, though a Kremlin spokesman later clarified there was “nothing concrete” yet on a meeting between Abbas and Netanyahu.