US upgrades diplomatic mission to Palestine

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(VOVWORLD) -The US upgraded its diplomatic mission to Palestine on Thursday, reversing a Trump administration move ahead of a planned visit by President Joe Biden.
US upgrades diplomatic mission to Palestine - ảnh 1The White House in Washington DC (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

The “Palestinian Affairs Unit” (PAU) was renamed the “US Office of Palestinian Affairs” (OPA) and will report directly to Washington on substantive matters.

Prior to becoming the PAU, it had been the US consulate in Jerusalem. President Trump closed the consulate and re-designated it as the PAU within the US Embassy that was moved to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in 2018.

On the same day, Palestinian officials hosted US State Department envoy Hady Amr in Ramallah.