Mahmoud Abbas meets Sonia Gandhi
Published: on September 12, 2012|
New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas today met Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and the partys General Secretary Rahul Gandhi along with several other leaders as part of his two day visit to the country. Abbas sought to secure Indias support for non member status in the United Nations. Previous Palestinian attempts to improve their formal status at the global body a U.N. observer entity with no voting rights have failed. Abbas had also said that his country was open to negotiations with Israel on two states solution. During his joint press statement with Manmohan Singh in New Delhi, Abbas said that Palestine is willing and committed on resolving the years long rivalry with Israel through a two states solution. This is his fourth visit to India.