Abbas to meet with Czech president on Monday

The President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas is to visit Prague on Monday to meet with his Czech counterpart Václav Klaus. Originally, the meeting was set for the beginning of February but was pushed back due to talks in Egypt on the Gaza conflict. It will be the second time Mr Abbas visits the country. On Friday, the Czech government pledged an additional 10 million crowns towards humanitarian aid in Gaza, bringing the total amount donated by the country to 15 million crowns (the equivalent of around 670 thousand US dollars). The Czech Republic currently heads the rotating EU presidency; following Israel’s recent military operation, it made securing humanitarian aid to Gaza a key priority.

Author: Jan Velinger