PNN: Mike Pence will pay an official visit to Palestine


US Vice President Mike Pence will pay an official visit to Palestine next month to visit Bethlehem.

US Vice President Mike Pence said in a speech that he will be visiting minorities in the middle East. He is expected to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and other Palestinian officials.

PNN reported that the arrangements for the visit of the Vice President have already begun, according to eyewitnesses a motorcade for the American Consulate was seen in Bethlehem which is suspected to be part of the arrangements for his visit.

The American Vice President will also visit the the Nativity Church in Bethlehem to perform prayers.

Pence is considered a religious figure, He is going to meet with Palestinian Christian personalities following his visit to the Church.

The visit will tackle a number of issues, the political situation and US efforts to launch the negotiations, adding that the visit also comes with a mandate from US President Donald Trump to his deputy to learn about the situation of minorities in the Middle East, especially Christian minorities and their conditions after all changes in the Middle East.

A few weeks ago Israeli and American sources said that the US administration, which conducted numerous meetings by its envoys to the region, will announce President Trump’s initiative to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through a so-called “Century Deal” in December, the sources said.

The initiative is expected to include regional peace and not a Palestinian  Israeli deal.

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