Trump invites Abbas to White House for meeting

US President Donald Trump invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House, spokesman Sean Spicer confirmed, Washington Times reported.

The two leaders spoke by phone Friday for the first time since Mr. Trump took office on Jan. 20.

“President Trump has extended an official invitation to President Abbas to visit the White House soon to discuss ways to resume the political process, stressing his commitment to a peace process that will lead to a real peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis,” said Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah.

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