Palestinians confirm Abbas-Olmert summit meeting

May 31st, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by admin  

Ramallah (Palestine), May 31 (DPA) The Palestinian authority has confirmed that President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will meet in Jerusalem Monday. Saeb Erekat, chief Palestinian negotiator, Friday told reporters in Ramallah that the two leaders will discuss the core issues related to final status negotiations as well as calm in the Gaza strip.

Abbas and Olmert meet regularly to overcome difficulties that surface in the negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli teams. The last meeting took place three weeks ago.

Earlier this week , Israel proposed to withdraw from 91 percent of the West Bank, excluding east Jerusalem, but the Palestinians quickly rejected this proposal.

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