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Meeting between HE Dr Rami Hamdallah and the Hon Malcolm Turnbull

Meeting between HE Dr Rami Hamdallah and the Hon Malcolm Turnbull

01 November 2017 in 2017
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Prime Minister of Australia the Hon Malcolm Turnbull met with Palestinian Prime Minister HE Dr Rami Hamdallah and Ambassador Abdulhadi in Ramallah. 

This was the first visit of a standing Australian Prime Minister to Palestine. 

The meeting involved fruitful discussion on the challenges facing the Palestinian people under the Israeli occupation, especially the illegal Israeli settlement expansion as the main obstacle to a two-state solution. 

In this regard, Dr Hamdallah explained how the recognition of the State of Palestine by Australia will contribute to saving the two-state solution.

The issue of the absence of Palestinian representatives at the centenary of the Battle of Bir El Sabea in 1917 was also mentioned.

Overall, it was an excellent opportunity to enhance the bilateral relations between Australia and Palestine. 

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