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  4/16/2013, Iyar 6, 5773

Abbas in Kuwait


Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority (PA) arrived in Kuwait, Monday. He is expected to take part in the opening of the PA's embassy there.

The visit marks the first by a PA leader in 20 years. Kuwait was a supporter of Abbas's predecessor, Yasser Arafat, but ties were severed when Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization supported former Iraqi president Sadam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait.