Egypt, Jordan, Palestinians Coordinate Political Positions Before White House Visits

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The Times of Israel reports: The leaders of Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority met to coordinate positions on the peace process ahead of separate meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump next month, Ramallah said Thursday.

On the sidelines of the 28th Arab League Summit in Jordan on Wednesday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with King Abdullah II of Jordan and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. “In this meeting, positions were coordinated in what should be said or focused on regarding the Palestinian issue” when the three leaders visit the White House, the Palestinian foreign ministry said in a statement.

The statement added that while in Washington Abbas will look to “influence” the administration as it forms a position regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Israeli-Arab conflict.

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