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Jordan king to visit Ramallah Thursday: Abbas aide

Palestinians wave their national flag and a picture of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas while they celebrate the upgraded United Nations status for the Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah on December 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: Jordan's King Abdullah II arrives in Ramallah on Thursday on his first visit since the Palestinians won UN recognition as a non-member state, a senior official told AFP on Tuesday.

"King Abdullah will visit the state of Palestine the day after tomorrow, on Thursday, in the first visit by a top official to the Palestinian state after we received UN recognition," said Nimr Hammad, political adviser to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

 

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