Palestinian President arrives in China to discuss bilateral ties

BEIJING — President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine arrived on Monday in the Chinese capital Beijing on a four-day state visit, during which he is expected to meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and other officials, WAFA has reported.

President Abbas is scheduled to meet with President Jinping on Tuesday following official state ceremonies at Tiananmen Square, WAFA said The two leaders are expected to discuss the latest developments in the Middle East and the Palestinian issue, including Israeli violations against Palestinians. They are also expected to sign a number of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding to boost mutual cooperation in various fields.

Abbas is also scheduled to deliver a speech at the China National Institute of Administration on Wednesday evening. He will also lay a wreath at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tiananmen Square, and then meet with the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang.

Source: Emirates News Agency