(February 12, 2019 / JNS) The Palestinian Authority urged Arab nations on Monday to skip or downgrade their presence at this week’s summit in Warsaw concerning the Middle East, as P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas traveled to Saudi Arabia to talk about “the dangers facing the Palestinian cause.”
Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Riyad Malki told the Voice of Palestine that the Palestinians “view the Warsaw conference as a plot against the Palestinian cause.”
The summit, which the Palestinians were not invited to, is seeking, among numerous issues, to combat the Iranian threat and solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Known as “The Ministerial Conference to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East,” it will consist of U.S. and Israeli officials, as well as the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain.
Meanwhile, Abbas will meet Saudi King Salman regarding “the current political situation and the dangers facing the Palestinian cause, especially Jerusalem,” announced the Palestinian leader’s office.
“The visit is a continuation of the communication between the two leaderships under difficult international circumstances, as well as attempts to terminate the Palestinian cause,” according to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA, quoting the Palestinian ambassador in Saudi Arabia.