RAMALLAH, December 18, 2017 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to arrive in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Tuesday for an official visit, said Bassam al-Agha, Palestine’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
Agha told Voice of Palestine radio that Abbas is expected to meet with the Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, during which he will brief them on the recent US’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Abbas will discuss with the Saudi King and the Crown Prince bilateral relations as well as brief them on the latest developments in the Palestinian issue, he said.
Agha dismissed reports circulating on social media platforms that Abbas has come under pressure from Saudi Arabia. He said such reports aim to undermine Saudi-Palestinian relations.