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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

The President will welcome Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House on Monday, March 17.  The President looks forward to reviewing with President Abbas the progress in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.  They will also discuss our continuing effort to work cooperatively to strengthen the institutions that can support the establishment of a Palestinian state.