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Palestinians to ask Putin to step into peace process

IANS  |  Ramallah 

Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas' on Sunday said that will ask Russian to step into a multilateral mechanism to overlook the peace process.

Khalidi, Abbas' diplomatic advisor, told official of Palestine that Abbas will meet Putin in Sochi on Monday, reported.

"The Palestinian side insists of forming a multilateral approach to overlook the peace process with the Israeli side" in an attempt to disregard the US from its former role in the peace process, he said.

"and Putin will have an important role in this matter, including launching an international peace conference and several important issues that require consultation with all relevant parties until we achieve the interest of the Palestinian people," said Khalidi.

He explained that will continue to consult with over any coming initiative.

A senior Russian delegation met Palestinian officials in West Bank city of after US Donald Trump's move on last December.

Since Trump's recognition of as Israel's capital, have declared that the US is disqualified from mediating the peace process and demanded an international multilateral approach to sponsor the peace talks with



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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 20:00 IST