Abbas instructs Fatah delegates in Cairo to achieve unity with Hamas

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/10/12 9:23:30

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged the delegation of his Fatah party in Cairo talks to exert all efforts to achieve reconciliation with rival Hamas group, Palestinian Ambassador to Cairo said Wednesday.

Ambassador Jamal al-Shoubaky told reporters that Abbas had described Cairo meetings as a historic chance to achieve the long-awaited inter-Palestinian reconciliation.

President Abbas is in contact with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to reaffirm support for the Egyptian leadership's efforts to achieve reconciliation, al-Shoubaky revealed.

Leaders of the two rival Palestinian groups arrived in Cairo on Monday night to hold comprehensive dialogue to reach a mechanism to implement previous reconciliation understandings reached in the past few years.

They headed to Cairo upon an official Egyptian invitation to hold a comprehensive dialogue that leads to ending up more than ten years of internal division between the two groups.

The dialogue in Cairo was launched after Hamas movement had announced in September to dissolve a controversial administrative committee for ruling Gaza affairs.

After dissolving the committee, Abbas instructed last week to send Rami Hamdallah, the prime minister of the Palestinian consensus government, his cabinet and Palestinian security chiefs to Gaza to hand over ruling Gaza.

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