KSA, Palestine to set up EC, JBC

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to establish an economic committee and joint business council on Thursday, Saudi Press Agency reported.  Crown Prince Mohammed and President Abbas also discussed the Palestinian issue and efforts made to guarantee the rights of the Palestinian people to establish an independent state with east Jerusalem as its capital.

Crown Prince Mohammed’s meeting with the Palestinian president came a day after King Salman met with him on Wednesday in the capital Riyadh. The king welcomed Abbas and his delegation to Saudi Arabia, while the Palestinian president expressed his pleasure to visit the Kingdom and his meeting with the king. King Salman also hosted a luncheon in honour of the president and his accompanying delegation

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