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Mahmoud Abbas meets Donald Trump in key US visit | Palestine News | Al Jazeera
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US President Donald Trump has promised to revive the stalled Israel-Palestine peace process after hosting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, without, however, offering any details about how to resolve the long-running conflict.

Speaking after their first face-to-face meeting at the White House on Wednesday, Trump pledged to support Abbas "in being the Palestinian leader who signs his name to the final and the most important peace agreement that brings safety, stability, prosperity to both peoples and to the region".
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He also said he believes Israelis and Palestinians are both willing to make a deal.

"I've always heard that perhaps the toughest deal to make is the deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians," Trump said.

"Let's see if we can prove them wrong," he added. "We will get it done."

Al Jazeera's James Bays, reporting from the White House, said the meeting did not bring any clarity on the US policy about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

"We know what they want, but we don't know how they are going to get there," he said. "Trump is not telling us how he is intending to achieve the peace he is promising."

On his part, Abbas reiterated the Palestinian demand for an independent Palestinian state along pre-1967 lines, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
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"Our strategic and sole option is to achieve the two-state solution, the state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital to live side by side in peace, safety and stability together with the state of Israel along 1967 borders," he said.

"We are the only people in the world who remain occupied that is why we are seeking our freedom, our dignity and the right of self-determination."
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Abbas also told Trump that the Palestinians had hope in him.

"We rely totally on God Almighty, then on you and we promise to be true partners to achieve a historic peace agreement," he said.

Trump said that any agreement cannot be imposed by the United States.

"The Palestinians and Israelis must work together to reach an agreement that allows both peoples to live, worship and thrive and prosper in peace," he said.
I applaud Trump's efforts.



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