BETHLEHEM -- President Abbas is set to visit Lebanon in mid-August after receiving an official invitation from Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, PA officials said Friday.
The visit will focus on securing Lebanese support for the Palestinian UN bid for statehood in September.
Lebanon is currently the only Arab country not to have officially recognized Palestine, after Syria gave its support to a Palestinian state in July 2011.
According to the report, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will visit Lebanon in the middle of the month for two days during which he will meet with Lebanese president Michel Sleiman, Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Najib Mikati.
The Lebanese Daily Star on Saturday quoted sources telling the International Middle East Media Center that Sleiman requested that Abbas visit Lebanon for talks over international recognition of a Palestinian state.
According to the report, however, there has been no official statement released regarding Abbas' visit.