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Congratulations to President of Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas

November 15, 2010

Dmitry Medvedev congratulated President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas on his 75th birthday.

The message reads, in part:

“You have for many years now served the cause of an independent Palestinian state which could live in peace and harmony with its neighbours. You are an influential figure on the international stage and have earned the entire Palestinian people’s respect and honour.

We will further assist and support you in ensuring Palestinians’ national rights and achieving as soon as possible a comprehensive and fair settlement in the region.

I highly value your personal contribution to developing the friendship and cooperation between our peoples and am ready to continue our joint fruitful efforts in the aim of expanding the political, trade, economic, and humanitarian ties between Russia and Palestine.”

November 15, 2010