Obama, Palestinians' Abbas to meet at White House March 17

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Barack Obama will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on March 17 to talk about Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, the White House said on Thursday.

"They will also discuss our continuing effort to work cooperatively to strengthen the institutions that can support the establishment of a Palestinian state," the White House said in a statement.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with Obama at the White House on Monday.

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