In their first face-to-face meeting that was held at the White House, both leaders expressed great optimism and determination to push forward the long-stalled Middle East peace process.

US President Donald Trump meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office of the White House on May 3, 2017 in Washington DC.
US President Donald Trump meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office of the White House on May 3, 2017 in Washington DC.

US President Donald Trump welcomed his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas to the White House on Wednesday.

In their first face-to-face meeting, both leaders expressed great optimism and determination to revive the long-stalled Middle East peace process.

TRT World's Ediz Tiyansan has more from Washington DC.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies