Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz received with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud on Tuesday night.
It was the second meeting between the two men since August, when the Israeli minister visited Abbas in Ramallah.
“Gantz informed… Abbas of his intention to continue advancing confidence-building measures in economic and civilian areas, as was determined in their previous meeting,” Israeli Defense Ministry said, as quoted by The Jerusalem Post.
“Minister Gantz emphasized the parties’ shared interest in deepening security coordination, maintaining regional stability and preventing terror and violence,” it added.
During the meeting, Gantz also discussed the possibility of lowering the handling fees charged for fuel purchases, examining the possibility of shipping containers through the Allenby Bridge, and more, the report added.
Also on Wednesday, Palestinian Civil Affairs Minister Hussein Al Sheikh tweeted that Abbas’s latest meeting with Gantz “dealt with the importance of creating a political horizon that leads to a political solution in accordance with international resolutions”.
The pair also discussed “the tense conditions on the ground due to the practices of settlers, and the meeting dealt with many security, economic and humanitarian issues”, according to Al Sheikh.
Source: Israeli and Palestinian media