WASHINGTON, January 9, 2018 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday gave clear instructions to the Palestinian diplomatic delegation to Washington to intensify work in the United State to influence public opinion and increase awareness of the Palestinian cause, chief Palestinian delegate Hussam Zomlot said on Monday.
He said in a statement, after meeting heads of Palestinian and Arab organizations in Washington, that Abbas stressed the importance of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) general delegation to the US in intensifying efforts with all representatives of the American people and influence public opinion by collaborating with the Palestinian community, the Arab, Islamic and Christian institutions, solidarity groups and civil society organizations in the US.
Zomlot added that the goal is to build a coalition that is capable of confronting the challenges and plots to "liquidate" the Palestinian cause and to continue to influence the American public by explaining the issue and PA‘s position at this particular stage.
He stressed the importance of focusing on remedying the relationship between the Palestinian and American sides, and reject the designation of the PLO as a terrorist organization, which has been in effect since 1987. He said it is important to rectify all anti-Palestinian bills passed by the US Congress.