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Abbas lays cornerstone for Palestinian embassy in Sudan

July 20, 2016 10:07 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 6, 2016 5:28 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas laid the cornerstone for the Palestinian embassy in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum during a ceremony on Wednesday, according to the Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned news agency Wafa.

Numerous Sudanese officials attended the ceremony, according to Wafa, including the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad al-Maliki, Chief Justice of Palestine and the Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud al-Habbas, in addition to several other government officials and Palestinians residing in Sudan.

Palestine currently has national embassies in 13 African countries, according to Wafa.
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