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foreign pool #3 President Abbas delegation and US delegation
Nadia Bilbassy • Al Arabiya
May 3, 2017: 01:39 PM


Pool was taken to the cabinet room where both President Trump and President Abbas sat in the middle of the table facing each other's and surrounded by their own delegation.

My Pool report will focus the Palestinian side.

Here are the list of the Palestinian delegation accompanied President's Abbas to the White House.

Saeb Erikat, Chief Negotiator
Ziad Abu Amr, Deputy Prime Minster
Majdi Khalidi. Advisor for Diplomatic Affairs
Nabil Abu Rudaina, Advisor for political Affairs
Hossam Zomlot, PLO Chief of Mission to Washington.
Majdi Faraj, Head of Intelligence Services.
Ahmad Assaf head of media and communication
Usama Qawasmeh Spoksman for Fatah movement.

POTUS made a short statement again welcoming President Abbas and praising his offers, and talking about the possibility of making a peace deal, " let's do it" he said to a nodding and smiling President Abbas.

POTUS asked both Secretary of State and The Vice President to make statements. VP Pence thanked President Abbas for his hospitality during a Christmas visit. POTUS joked that he already made progress.

Tillerson also made a short comment about the possibility of achieving peace.

President Abass didn't make any statements but was smiling and agreeing with POTUS.

Full transcript to follow soon.



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