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  Cheshvan 27, 5773 , 12/11/12

Abbas Confirms PA Will Present Bid for Statehood to UN

Palestinian Authority president Mahmud Abbas told Arab foreign ministers gathered in Cairo on Monday that the Palestinian Authority will present its bid for non-state membership of the United Nations on November 29.

Following talks with Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi, "it has been agreed that the request will be presented on November 29," Abbas said, calling for support from Arab states.

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