Palestinian Leader M. Abbas in PRESIDENT HOTEL
President of Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas who on March 22-24, 2011, paid a working visit to Russia (Moscow and Bashkortostan) while in Moscow chose PRESIDENT HOTEL as his residency and was accommodated at the Presidential suite of the Hotel. His immediate entourage occupied 15 rooms in different categories.
Palestinian leader M. Abbas was received by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to discuss issues of common interest. Among them there were the current situation in the Middle East and main problems of the Palestinian-Israeli dialogue. The prospects of bilateral cooperation with Russia, development of trade and economic ties were considered. Mahmoud Abbas was optimistic about the nearest future of Palestinia and possibility of having many problems solved in September 2011.
Asked why Palestinian delegation after Moscow goes to Bashkortostan M. Abbas explained that according to the existing practice this is a sort of tradition when during any visit to Russia Palestinians always visit a region with a dense moslem population.