Abbas to visit Russia Thursday
Published Wednesday 22/01/2014 (updated) 22/01/2014 15:09
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to visit Russia on Thursday and meet with President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
A statement from the Kremlin said that Abbas and Russian officials would discuss bilateral relations between Palestine and Russia as well as the political situation in the Middle East.
Abbas will also meet with Christian and Muslim representatives.
Putin visited Palestine in 2012 and toured the Nativity Church before attending the opening of a Russian cultural center in the city.