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Abbas receives Prince William, confirms Palestinian commitment to peace

June 27, 2018 4:31 P.M. (Updated: July 3, 2018 3:47 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday welcomed British Prince William to Palestine and stressed on Palestinian commitment to achieving just and lasting peace with Israel as they met at the presidency headquarters in Ramallah.

Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned news agency Wafa reported that President Abbas said "we are serious in achieving peace with Israel in order for the two states to live in peace and security on the borders of the 4th of June, 1967."

President Abbas confirmed the Palestinian position of achieving peace through negotiations.

Abbas expressed his hope to the Duke of Cambridge, who is on his first visit to Palestine, that this would not be his last visit to Palestine.

According to Wafa, President Abbas said that Prince William’s visit will deepen and strengthen the friendly ties between both the Palestinian and British people.

The President mentioned the British government's latest financial aid to the UNRWA the recent financial, pointing out that it was an important gesture under such circumstances.

He further reiterated the Palestinian side’s commitment to fighting terrorism in all its forms; whether domestically, regionally and internationally.

The Duke of Cambridge thanked Abbas for his warm reception and expressed hope for peace in the region.

"My sentiments are the same as yours in hoping that there is a lasting peace in the region,” said the Royal Prince.

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