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Abbas meets with Kerry in New York ahead of UN General Assembly

Meeting centered on two-state solution; Abbas and Netanyahu to address UN General Assembly this week

Secretary of State John Kerry with PA President Mahmoud Abbas (Reuters)

United States Secretary of State John Kerry met with Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas in New York Monday, their meeting centered on the peace process and a two-state solution.

According to Spokesman John Kirby of the United States’ State Department “The Secretary and President Abbas discussed regional challenges and constructive ideas for the way forward to support our shared goal of a two-state solution. Kerry stressed the United States’ commitment to this issue and his concern over trends on the ground, including the recent surge in violence and ‎settlement activity. They agreed on the importance of continuing to work with key partners to advance the prospects for peace while opposing all efforts that would undermine that goal.”

Their meeting comes ahead of the United Nations General Assembly, where both Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu will give their annual address.

Prime Minister Netanyahu will travel to New York on Tuesday for his scheduled visit with President Obama on Wednesday and UN General Assembly address on Thursday. Netanyahu stated on his scheduled address before the General Assembly that he will “present Israel’s case to the world.”