President Abbas meets Norwegian speaker of parliament

OSLO, President Mahmoud Abbas met today with Tone Wilhelmsen Troen, the President of the supreme Norwegian legislative, the Storting, and discussed with her the latest developments in Palestine and the region.

The President briefed Troen on several ongoing issues, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announced plan of annexing the Jordan Valley as well as Israel’s withholding of millions of dollars in Palestinian tax revenues.

He also expressed appreciation for Norway’s support of the Palestine people, and called upon the latter to pressure Israel to release the withheld tax revenues as well as to cancel the Jordan Valley annexation plan.

President Abbas had arrived in Oslo yesterday for an official three-day visit.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency