US Vice President Pence to Visit Middle East in January

09 Jan
8:51 PM

US Vice President Mike Pence will visit the Mideast from January 20 to 23, the White House said on Monday.

The White House explained, in a statement, that Pence will visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel without mentioning if he will visit West Bank or not.

Pence was scheduled to visit the region, including the West Bank, last month, but was postponed because of criticism of US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has  previously announced that he refuses to meet the US vice president because of US declaration regarding occupied Jerusalem, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency.

The Sheikh of Al-Azhar and the Pope of the Orthodox Church in Egypt have announced a boycott of the visit of the American official.

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