Trump to greet Palestine leader Abbas at White House

In his first meeting with President Trump, Mahmoud Abbas is expected to urge the US president to support the bid for an independent Palestinian state.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

For Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, receiving the backing of the US administration could be crucial to his survival.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is due to meet US President Donald Trump at the White House for the first time on Wednesday.

The meeting comes a month after Trump met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and expressed optimism for a two-state solution.

TRT World’s Kisha Ferguson reports.