Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, stated that proximity talks with Israel will discuss final status issues, including borders and security, and several related issues. Abbas told reporters following his meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan that the Palestinian leadership will hold a meeting Saturday to make a final decision on proximity talks, and that after meeting with the Palestinian Authority, he will tell U.S. Middle East peace envoy, George Mitchell, that Palestinian Authority is ready for talks and for discussing final status issues.
He stated that the prolixity talks will last for four months and that the Palestinian leadership would then hold a meeting with the Arab Follow-up Committee to discuss the developments, and hold consultations on future steps.
Abbas said that the coordination with the Arab world is comprehensive and that the Palestinian Authority will not agree to anything that is rejected by the Arab countries.
Commenting on the Palestinian-Jordanian coordination, Abbas said that such coordination is on its highest levels and that the Palestinian Authority is holding constant talks and discussions with Jordan.
Abbas met king Abdullah of Jordan, and will be holding a meeting with Mitchell in the coming days.
He said that the Palestinian Authority is holding talks with King Abdullah of Jordan, the Saudi king Abdullah Ben Abdul-Aziz, and the United Arabs Emirates.