Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has received positive signs from the United States related to the vision of the two-state solution.
Abbas told reporters in a joint news conference with visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi that "we heard positive signs from U.S. President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. peace envoy George Mitchell."
Earlier on Wednesday, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told reporters that Abbas will hold talks in the White House with President Obama on May 28 and will tackle issues related to the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Abbas said that "the vision of two states is the base for a solution and which should be applied as soon as possible," adding that he will discuss this vision and the peace process with Obama when he meets him in Washington on May 28.
The Chinese foreign minister said China supports the two-state solution, adding "we want to see an independent Palestinian state as soon as possible because this enhances peace in the region."
Abbas said that the Palestinian agenda of the meeting with President Obama "will be focusing on the peace process, the two-state vision and achieving a comprehensive peace in the region."
The PNA and China have signed an agreement in which China provides the PNA with 4 million U.S. dollars, half of which will go to rebuild schools in the Gaza Strip destroyed in the 22-day Israeli military assault earlier this year.