Trump to Abbas on Middle East peace: 'We will get it done'

 03 May 2017 - 20:09

Trump to Abbas on Middle East peace: 'We will get it done'
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as they deliver a statement at the White House in Washington D.C., U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

AFP

Washington: President Donald Trump declared himself confident in the chances of making peace in the Middle East as he hosted Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas at the White House. 

"We want to create peace between Israel and the Palestinians. We will get it done," Trump said in a statement following their Oval Office talks.

Abbas echoed the US leader's optimism, saying: "We can be true partners to you to bring about a historic peace under your stewardship."