Beijing, July 17 (IANS/WAM) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived on Monday in the Chinese capital on a four-day state visit during which he is expected to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and other officials.
Abbas is scheduled to meet President Jinping on Tuesday following official state ceremonies at Tiananmen Square.
The two leaders are expected to discuss the latest developments in the Middle East and the Palestinian issue, including Israeli violations against Palestinians.
They are expected to sign a number of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding to boost mutual cooperation in various fields.
Abbas is also scheduled to deliver a speech at the China National Institute of Administration on Wednesday evening. He will lay a wreath at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tiananmen Square and will then meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
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