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Emir of Qatar calls Abbas pledging UN bid support

Nov. 26, 2012 9:53 A.M. (Updated: Nov. 26, 2012 5:17 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas received a phone call from the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Ibin Khalifa Al Thani on Sunday evening, official media said.

Al Thani reiterated to Abbas that Qatar will continue to support the Palestinian UN bid seeking to obtain recognition of Palestine as a non-member state, Palestinian Authority news agency Wafa reported.

Abbas is scheduled to put Palestine's status to a UN General Assembly vote on Nov. 29.

Shaiekh Al Thani also reassured Abbas that Qatar would continue to support the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.

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