Palestinian President to visit Bangladesh next month

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Dhaka : Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is likely to arrive here on a three-day state visit next month to advance the ‘special relations’ with Bangladesh.

The Palestinian side has proposed February 1-3 for the visit but the date is yet to be finalised, a diplomat told UNB on Saturday.

A delegation, including Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr Reyad Al Malki, will accompany the Palestinian President during the visit if it takes place.

The Palestinian President had made a stopover here in February last year.

Charge d’ Affaires of Palestine Embassy in Dhaka Yousef SY Ramadan told UNB that they are in discussion on the proposed visit but nothing is finalised yet.

Bangladesh supports the Palestinian people for their struggle for an independent homeland, especially the capital – the holy city of Jerusalem and Bangladesh remains always vocal in the UN, OIC, NAM over Palestinian issues.

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