Washington, July 15 (UNI/Sputnik) The United States will provide an extra $200 million in financial assistance for Palestine, President Joe Biden said on Friday.
“Today I am announcing that the United States is going to provide an additional $200 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency [for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UNRWA] so it can continue its vital work helping the most vulnerable Palestinians,” Biden said during a joint press conference with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
He also reaffirmed his commitment to the two-state solution.
During his remarks earlier in the day, Biden committed an additional USD 100 million to the East Jerusalem Hospital Network.
Biden is on his first visit to the Middle East during his presidency, with stops in Israel, the West Bank and Saudi Arabia.