Qatari emir, Palestinian president discuss regional developments

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani received Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday in Doha, the state-run Qatar News Agency reported.

The two leaders discussed latest developments on the Palestinian issue and the region, including the tough financial situation the Palestinians are going through.

Abbas arrived in the Qatari capital on Monday for a three-day official visit.

Palestinian ambassador to Qatar Munir Ghannam said on Monday that Palestinian-Qatari relations are strong, praising Doha’s decision to provide over 300 million U.S. dollars for the Palestinian government in the form of grants and loans.