Tripoli, 23 April:
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is to visit Libya and Tunisia next week it has been reported by both the . . .[restrict]Palestinian and Tunisian sources.
According to Tunisian media, he will arrive in Tunis for a three-day visit on 28 April. He will arrive in Libya on 1 May.
He was invited to Libya by NTC chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil.
According to Palestinian foreign minister Riad Malki, Abbas’ talks in both places are part of a tour of Arab capitals to assess views on negotiations with the Israelis and ascertain the level of Arab backing for them. [/restrict]