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Abbas Values Aoun’s Rejection of ‘Deal of the Century’

Abbas Values Aoun’s Rejection of ‘Deal of the Century’

Saturday, 15 June, 2019 - 07:30
President Michel Aoun meets with a Palestinian delegation headed by Minister Azzam Al-Ahmad (NNA)
Beirut - Asharq Al-Awsat
Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun received a message from his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, on recent developments in the Palestinian cause.

The letter was conveyed by a member of the Fatah Central Committee, Minister Azzam Al-Ahmad, who met Aoun at the head of a Palestinian delegation, according to a statement issued by the Lebanese Presidency.
The Palestinian president expressed appreciation to Aoun’s “historic and courageous stances and to the Lebanese people’s positions in support of the Palestinian Cause.”

He also valued Lebanon’s rejection of the so-called “Deal of the Century” and the Manama workshop, during which the US intends to present the economic aspect of its deal plan.

Abbas also pointed to the ongoing Israeli expansion and the building of illegal settlements and separation walls in the occupied territories, in addition to Israel’s attempts to Judaize Jerusalem and forcibly displace its inhabitants.
He underlined that the Palestinian leadership “has exerted and will continue to exert every effort to reach a just and lasting peace in the region.”
Emphasizing the continued joint coordination at all political and security levels to combat terrorism, Abbas expressed appreciation for the united efforts to preserve the security of the Palestinian camps in Lebanon.

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