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Abbas expects Bosnian support for Palestinian UN bid

Aug. 15, 2011 4:50 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 18, 2011 4:17 P.M.)
SARAJEVO (AFP) -- President Mahmoud Abbas was "very satisfied" Monday with meetings in Bosnia, a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, to seek support for the Palestinian bid for UN membership.

"I was very satisfied with two meetings... We expect all the support from them [the Bosnian authorities] as they told us and we believe [them]," Abbas told journalists after his meeting with Bosnian Foreign Minister Sven Alkalaj.

He would not say if he was specifically promised Bosnian support for their UN membership bid.

Abbas also met the members of Bosnia's joint presidency, Croat Zeljko Komsic, Serb Nebojsa Radmanovic and Muslim Bakir Izetbegovic.

Bosnia is one of 10 non-permanent current members of the Security Council.

Following the collapse of direct peace talks with Israel in September last year, the Palestinians have adopted a diplomatic strategy of looking to secure UN recognition for a state within the frontiers that existed before the 1967 Six-Day War.

They are to present their bid for UN membership on September 20, despite Israeli opposition.
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