Abbas starts official visit to Algeria
Updated: 2014-12-22 10:07
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (L) meets with Algeria's Senate Speaker Abdelkader Bensalah in Algiers, Algeria, Dec 21, 2014. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday began an official visit to Algeria at the invitation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. [Photo/Xinhua]
ALGIERS -- President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday began an official visit to Algeria at the invitation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
During his three-day visit, the Palestinian top official will hold meetings with Algerian senior officials to discuss the latest developments of the Palestinian issue, according to the official APS news agency.
They will "look for ways to mobilize more support of the Arab world and the international community in general to the right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state with al-Quds (Jerusalem) as a capital," the report said.
The leaders will also "discuss ways and means of boosting bilateral cooperation and consolidating Algeria's absolute solidarity with the Palestinian people," according to the report.