U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright hosted a group of Palestinian legislators in an informal meeting at the State Department. The group met with U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), who had invited them and other lawmakers to come to Washington during his recent trip to the Middle East. Ahmed Karia, the head of the Palestinian legislative council, said he hoped the talks would lead to closer ties with Congress.
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