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Source: France
29 June 2007



Visit of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to France (June 29, 2007)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas visited France on June 29. President Nicolas Sarkozy received the president of the Palestinian Authority on June 29 at 5:00 p.m.

Foreign and European Affairs Minister Bernard Kouchner had a meeting with the president of the Palestinian Authority at 8:00 p.m. Their meeting was preceded by a press briefing at 7:15 p.m.

The French authorities reaffirmed France’s support for Mahmoud Abbas, pillar of Palestinian democratic institutions, and for the government led by Salam Fayyad.

In a particularly serious context we expressed our support for President Abbas’ efforts to find a political solution to the crisis and for his determination to preserve the unity of the Palestinian people.

President Sarkozy had announced to Mahmoud Abbas direct budget support of 15 million euros so that the Palestinian Authority is able to meet its obligations.


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