British foreign secretary to visit Palestine, Israel for peace process: Palestinian authorities

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A handout image released by 10 Downing Street, shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaking during a remote press conference to update the nation on the COVID-19 pandemic, London, Thursday, April 16, 2020. (AFP Photo)

RAMALLAH, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) — British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will visit the West Bank and Israel this week to push the peace process between the two sides, Palestinian authorities said Monday.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye told reporters that Raab is going to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad al-Maliki, as well as himself on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, British Consulate in Jerusalem said in a press statement that Raab’s visit aims to push “renewing the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis.”

The statement added that Britain is “working to prevent the Israeli annexation plans that aim to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, as well as encouraging the negotiations based on the two-state solution.” Enditem

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