A Palestinian official says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will hold talks with US President Bush on September 26 at the White House.
Abbas aide Nabil Abu Rdeneh said Monday the two leaders will discuss the fate of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The negotiations began several months ago. Although negotiators say they are discussing all key issues, no visible progress has been made. It's not clear whether talks will continue beyond the end of the year.
Bush only has four months left in office, and Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said he will step down to fight corruption allegations after his party chooses a successor later this month. Abu Rdeneh says Abbas is addressing Arab foreign ministers in Cairo later on Monday.