Foreign Minister Brende meets President Abbas

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende met with President Mahmoud Abbas and Finance Minister Shukri Bishara to plan the upcoming donor-meeting for Palestine, the AHLC (May 4 2017).

Mr. Brende had very productive meetings with the Palestinian leadership. They discussed the latest political developments, the recent Arab summit and joint efforts to reach a two state solution. Bilateral relations were also discussed.

Mr. Brende planned ahead towards the next meeting of the donor group Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC)  with the President and the Finance Minister. The meeting is to be held in Brussels in May.

The Norwegian Foreign Minister reassured the Palestinian Finance Minister of Norway’s commitment to support the strengthening of the Palestinian economy and institutions and the realization of the two-state solution.

The strong relationship between the Palestinian and Norwegian governments was highlighted.