24 March 2011, Thursday, 18:14

The head of Palestine Mahmud Abbas is elected a foreign member of the Academy of Sciences RB

author: Elmira Sabirova

The head of Palestinian national administration Mahmud Abbas is staying in Ufa in the course of his work visit to Russian Federation. The visit is held within the frames of widening of the bilateral partnership – cooperation of Palestine with Russian regions. Earlier Mahmud Abbas has already visited several Muslim regions – Chechnya, Dagestan and Tatarstan.

On Thursday the head of Palestinian national administration has paid a visit to the Ufa State Oil Technical University, where he took the floor with a lecture before the pedagogues and students. Mahmud Abbas has told them about rather difficult aspects of the relations between Palestine and Israel.

“We are proponents of peace and adherents of peaceful coexistence and make all possible for establishment of peace in our region, based on the law and justice” – he stated.

The President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov, who was present at the lecture, has mentioned the striving of Palestine for peace deserves great respect.

“Only peace makes people happy” – he said – “Peace gives people the assurance in tomorrow and leads to normalization of the relations between them. Peace is the main thing in human life”.

Rustem Khamitov has added that Mahmud Abbas is well-known in the whole world not just as a prominent international activist but also a scientist too.

“The Academy of Sciences RB elected you a foreign member of the Academy by the specialty “history” – the head of the Republic stated.

On behalf of the academic community Rustem Khamitov has presented the corresponding diploma to Mahmud Abbas.