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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses reporters after a meeting with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel in Brussels, Belgium, February 9, 2017. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for a visit to the White House, an Abbas spokesman said.

"President Donald Trump invited President Abbas to visit the White House very soon," spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah told Reuters after the two leaders spoke by phone.

(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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