MOSCOW, March 22. /TASS/. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas may visit Russia in the coming 1.5 months at the invitation of the Russian leadership, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa Mikhail Bogdanov told reporters.
"Preliminary, in the coming 1.5 months," Bogdanov said.
Palestine’s Ambassador to Russia, Abdel Hafiz Nofal, earlier told TASS that during his visit Abbas planned to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
According to the ambassador, the Russian and Palestinian leaders will discuss a wide array of bilateral issues, Israel’s continuing settlement expansion in the occupied territories and the outcome of the Arab League summit to be held in Amman on March 26.
The Palestinian ambassador also noted that Moscow will host another meeting of the Russian-Palestinian intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation on April 5-7.