President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama on September 23, Palestinian sources in Ramallah said on Tuesday.
Abbas will be in New York for the U.N. General Assembly meeting, which will also be attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu will meet with Obama at the White House in Washington on September 30.
Also next week, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will hold talks with the Middle East Quartet -- which includes representatives from the U.N., European Union, U.S. and Russia.
Meanwhile, Israel recently approved a number of economic measures meant to benefit Palestinians in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip.
Among other things, around 5,000 additional Israeli work permits are to be issued to Palestinians, and the minimum age to work in Israel will be lowered from 26 to 24. Also, for the first time in a number of years, Israel will allow private businesses in Gaza to import construction materials.