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PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT ON THREE-DAY VISIT TO ALGERIA

ALGIERS, Dec 22– Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Algiers for a three-day State visit to Algeria at the invitation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Upon his arrival at Houari-Boumediène International Airport here Sunday, the Palestinian president was greeted by the Speaker of the Council of the Nation, the upper house of Parliament, Abdelkader Bensalah, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra.

During his stay in Algeria, Abbas will hold talks with senior Algerian officials on the latest developments of the Palestinian cause and the means to further mobilize the support of the Arab world and the international community in support of the establishment of the Palestinian State, with Al-Quds as its capital.

The delegation accompanying the Palestinian president will define with the Algerian government’s members the status and the prospects of co-operation between Algeria and Palestine, besides the strengthening of Algeria’s unwavering solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Shortly after his arrival, President Abbas paid tribute to the memory of the martyrs of Algeria’s liberation war at the Commemorative Stele of the Martyrs Sanctuary here and observed a minute of silence to the memory of the 1 November Revolution Martyrs.

SOURCE: APS

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