President Donald Trump will meet with the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas this coming May, according to a White House announcement.
Abbas will be in Washington, DC, on May 3, and will meet Trump to discuss the next steps needed to achieve a peace settlement with Israel. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced the meeting at a news briefing on Wednesday.
“They will reconfirm the commitment of the United States and Palestinian leadership to pursuing and concluding a conflict-ending settlement between the Palestinians and Israel,” Spicer said.
Trump met with the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this year. The US President has stated that he can “live with either” a one-state or two-state solution. Senior advisor to the president Jared Kushner, who is also the son-in-law of Trump, was been designated to lead the US’s efforts to broker a peace deal between the parties.