Kerry to meet Abbas in Ramallah: Palestinians

US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh (second left) are escorted by military officers at Marka airport in Amman, Jordan on Thursday, July 18, 2013, before boarding a helicopter bound for the Zaatari refug
US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh (second left) are escorted by military officers at Marka airport in Amman, Jordan on Thursday, July 18, 2013, before boarding a helicopter bound for the Zaatari refugee camp. Mr Kerry will travel on Friday, July 19, 2013, to Ramallah from Amman to meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, a Palestinian official said. -- PHOTO: AP

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel on Friday to Ramallah from Amman to meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, a Palestinian official said.

"Kerry will go at 3pm (1200 GMT) today to meet Abbas, travelling by Jordanian helicopter," the official said on condition of anonymity.