Russian Announcement: Palestinian Leader's Visit to Moscow Delayed

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 11/05/2023
On Friday, Russia announced that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas had decided to delay his scheduled visit to Moscow, which was originally planned for this month.

Russia, a country that maintains diplomatic ties with Israel, the Palestinian authorities, and Hamas, has expressed its willingness for Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority, to visit Moscow. However, no specific date for this visit has been announced by Russia thus far.

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According to Russia's deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov, as reported by state media on Friday, there has been a change in the scheduled date for a planned trip, which was originally set for November 15.

The event has been delayed. According to Russian news agencies, he stated that the request was made by the Palestinian side.

According to Bogdanov, Palestinian officials have communicated to Moscow about the challenging circumstances they are currently facing. They have emphasized that Palestinian President Abbas is unable to depart from the region at this time.

According to Bogdanov, Russia has been consistently maintaining contact with the Palestinian side through regular phone communication.

Russia maintains diplomatic relations with both Israel and Hamas, without classifying the latter as a terrorist organization.

President Vladimir Putin has consistently expressed his support for the establishment of a Palestinian state as a viable and lasting resolution to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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