The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that on Sunday evening [September 9 2013] Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met U.S Secretary of State John Kerry in London, and they discussed the political process and the situation in the region.The meeting was also attended by Chief Palestinian Negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat, member of the Central Committee of the Fateh movement Mohammad Eshtayya, Presidential Spokesperson Nabil Abu Rodeina, Diplomatic Affairs Adviser Majdi Al-Khalidy, and Palestinian Ambassador to the UK Manuel Hassasian.

Martin Endyk, US Envoy, and Michael Ratney, US Consul General in Tel Aviv, accompanied Kerry.

Abu Rodeina told WAFA that, following the meeting with Kerry and the accompanying officials, Abbas and Kerry held another closed, extended meeting that discussed details on peace talks and the means to deal with issues that are likely to arise in future talks.