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July 8, 2012 9:35 am

Abbas Accepts Ahmadinejad Invitation to visit Iran

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Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority. Photo: WEF.

YNet – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted an invitation to attend the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Tehran, extended by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday. This will most likely be Abbas’ first visit to the Islamic Republic.

Abbas received the invitation from Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian during a meeting in Amman on Sunday. The Palestinian leader thanked the Iranian deputy minister for the invitation, sent his regards to Ahmadinejad and promised to attend the summit.

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