The two discussed international efforts for rebuilding Gaza and reviving the Israeli-PA, according to the report.
Other officials were present at the meeting as well, including chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat, Abbas’s spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh, the head of the Palestinian Authority's central intelligence, Majid Farraj, and the PA’s Ambassador to Cairo Jamal al-Shoubaki.
AFP reported earlier that in his meeting with Abbas, Kerry was expected to try to dissuade him from seeking further recognition of the PA at the United Nations, including joining the International Criminal Court.
Abbas, for his part, has announced a plan to ask the United Nations to impose a deadline for Israel to from Judea and Samaria.
The draft resolution will reportedly call for Israel to “end the occupation” by November of 2016.
In 2012, the PA unilaterally turned to the United Nations and received recognition as a non-member observer state by the General Assembly.
Since then, the PA has threatened several times that if peace talks fail, it would turn to international institutions and seek to sue Israel in the International Criminal Court.