Palestinian presidents, Kerry to meet in New York in October

Ramallah, Sep 4 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet at the United Nations in New York in October, a Palestinian official said.

Nabil Abu Rdineh, spokesman of the Palestinian Presidency, in an official press statement said that the meeting was agreed to be held in New York between President Abbas and Kerry, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

“In their telephone conversation, Abbas and Kerry agreed to meet in order to discuss more ideas,” said Abu Rdineh, adding that “they discussed the situation in the region and frankly talked about all related issues”.

Kerry explained to Abbas that although the United States was engaged in the US-Iranian agreement, but it follows with deep concerns about the current developments in the Palestinian situation.

Meanwhile, an official said that the telephone conversation lasted for half an hour and both discussed the preparations for holding the Palestinian National Council (PNC).

The PNC is scheduled to convene in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 14 for two days to elect new chairman and members of the executive committee of Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).

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