RAMALLAH, West Bank, May 2 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
said he will go to Washington this month to meet US President Barack Obama in an effort to advance the Middle East peace process
They invited us in an attempt to push the peace process forward, Abbas said in an interview published in the Palestinian newspaper al-Ayyam
Abbas's last meeting with Obama was in September at the United Nations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
also attended that meeting -- part of Obama's efforts to get the peace process moving again.
The Arab League on Saturday endorsed a proposal for the Palestinians to hold U.S.-mediated indirect negotiations with Israel. The Palestine Liberation Organization
(PLO) will meet later this week and is also expected to approve the indirect talks.
Abbas said the talks would get under way once both bodies had given their nod. (Writing by Tom Perry, Editing by Matthew Jones)