Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas addresses a meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on April 2, 2013
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas addresses a meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on April 2, 2013. Abbas is to attend the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa region, which takes place in Jordan later this week, a Palestinian official told AFP. © Abbas Momani - AFP/File
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas addresses a meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on April 2, 2013
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Last updated: May 21, 2013

Abbas to attend World Economic Forum in Jordan

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is to attend the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa region, which takes place in Jordan later this week, an official said.

"Abbas has been invited to attend the Forum which is being held near the Dead Sea in Jordan, and will participate," a high-ranking Palestinian official told AFP on Tuesday.

"He received invitations to attend from Israeli President Shimon Peres's staff and Jordanian King Abdullah II," he added, saying US Secretary of State John Kerry would attend the forum taking place on Friday and Saturday.

Kerry is to begin his fourth visit to the region since taking office in February, and has been talking with Israel and the Palestinians with a view to reviving a stalled peace process.

Abbas would hold meetings with Abdullah II and Kerry on the sidelines of the Forum, the official said.

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