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Obama, Abbas to meet at White House on June 9

Obama, Abbas to meet at White House on June 9

President Barack Obama will meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on June 9.
In a statement, the White House said the two leaders will discuss the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian proximity talks and ways the U.S. can work with both parties to move into direct talks. They also will discuss U.S. efforts to support the establishment of a Palestinian state.
While the meeting had been announced previously, the date had not.
The president's discussions with Abbas will come a week after he hosts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House to talk about similar issues.