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| Abbas invited to meet Obama in May: Palestinian official|
| Updated at: 1056 PST, Sunday, April 25, 2010|
RAMALLAH: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has been invited to Washington in May for talks with US President Barack Obama, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat said on Sunday.
The invitation was delivered by Obama's envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, who met Abbas in the occupied West Bank on Friday.
"Mitchell invited president Abbas to visit the United States in May and he has responded positively to the invitation," said Erakat, adding that the exact date of the talks has yet to be determined.
The two leaders were expected to discuss efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks suspended in December 2008.