Allawi confirms to Mahmoud Abbas the Iraqi position in support of the right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state
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A statement from Allawi's office stated: "The two sides discussed bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and ways to enhance them to serve the path of the Palestinian cause and support reaching a just and comprehensive solution that guarantees the right of the patient and steadfast Palestinian people to establish their independent state."
During the meeting, Allawi renewed the Iraqis' principled and firm position on the Palestinian issue.
The meeting also discussed the situation in the region and ways to enhance security and stability there, and it was agreed to continue bilateral meetings in the near future./End of 9[/rtl]