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The Palestinian President expresses his appreciation to the Biden administration for its support for the calm

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received, Tuesday, in the city of Ramallah, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and his accompanying delegation.

The latest developments were discussed to stabilize the calm in all of the Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, efforts to reconstruct the Gaza Strip, and ways to reach a political solution and strengthen the Palestinian-American partnership.

Abbas expressed his appreciation for the US administration’s position calling for respecting the existing legal status on the Haram al-Sharif and preventing the expulsion of Palestinian citizens from Sheikh Jarrah and Jerusalem, and not carrying out unilateral actions, including settlement expansion activities, and the Biden administration’s adherence to the two-state solution based on international law.

 The Palestinian President appreciated Minister Blinken's announcement to reopen the Consulate General in Jerusalem and to provide additional development aid of $ 75 million, 5 million relief support and 2 million to UNRWA.