Abbas to meet Sarkozy in Paris

Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas will meet French president Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris on Friday, the first encounter between the two since the right-wing French politician took office last month.

Abbas to meet Sarkozy in Paris
Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas will meet French president Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris on Friday, the first encounter between the two since the right-wing French politician took office last month.

Sarkozy will express to Abbas France's solidarity for the Palestinian presidents efforts in "fighting extremism" and trying to achieve "national reconciliation," the French president's spokesman, David Martinon said Thursday at a news conference.

French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner, who will also meet Abbas separately on Friday, would also "manifest France's support for the PA president and the newly appointed PA prime minister Salam Fayyad", the French foreign ministry said in a statement.
Last Mod: 29 Haziran 2007, 12:49
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