Palestinian PM to fly to US for aid talks



Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad is due to arrive in Washington for a discussion over the USD500 million promised by the U.S. to the territories. “(Fayyad) is to have a series of meetings in Congress with a view to accelerating the transfer of American aid announced during a donors’ conference in Paris to the Palestinian Authority,” Fayyad’s office was quoted as saying. The meeting in the French capital last December yielded more than USD7 billion in aid commitment to the Palestinian Authority.

Source: Palestinian premier to US for aid talks (AFP)

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