President Mahmoud Abbas met with his Bulgarian counterpart, Rumen Radev, on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, during which he briefed him on the latest developments with the Palestinian issue.
Abbas briefed Radev on the continued Israeli escalations and aggressive practices, highlighting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement to annex the occupied Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea, as well as Israel’s withholding of Palestinian tax revenues in a clear and explicit violation of international resolutions and treaties.
They also discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them and the overall situation in the region.
The meeting was attended by Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Ziad Abu Amer, Deputy Prime Minister, Riyad Al-Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Majdi al-Khaldi, Abbas’ adviser for diplomatic affairs, and Riyad Mansour, Palestine’s permanent representative to the UN.
Additionally, the President met with Sergey Lavrov, the Foreign Minister of Russia, and briefed him on the continued Israeli escalations and aggressive practices highlighting Israel’s withholding of the Palestinian tax revenues in a clear and explicit violation of international resolutions and treaties, and Netanyahu’s declaration to annex the occupied Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea.