US President Donald Trump’s special envoy met with acting PA HeadMahmoud Abbas on Tuesday at his office in Ramallah city in the central occupied West Bank as part of what are called efforts to relaunch the Israeli-PA ‘peace’ process.
According to a statement released by the US Consulate, Jason Greenblatt, Trump's special representative for international negotiations, held a meeting with Abbas during which the two agreed to work together in order to “advance genuine and lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.”
Abbas had told Greenblatt during the meeting that “under President Trump's leadership a historic peace deal is possible, and that it will enhance security throughout the region,” and said he was looking forward to discussing the issues during his visit to the White House, according to Ma’an.
Abbas and Greenblatt had also discussed the US and Palestinian Authority (PA)’s commitment to “joint determination to combat violence and terrorism.”
Abbas also pledged to “heighten his outreach efforts to the Israeli public.”
The meeting also focused on plans to grow the Palestinian economy, while Abbas reiterated his belief that a two-state solution is the most viable solution to the decades-long conflict.