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Egypt's Sisi meets Palestinian president in Sharm El-Sheikh

Ahram Online , Monday 6 Nov 2017
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Egypt's Sisi meets Palestinian president in Sharm El-Sheikh (Al-Ahram)
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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas "Abu Mazen" earlier on Monday in the city of Sharm El-Sheikh to discuss the latest developments in the inter-Palestinian reconcilation issue and ways to revive the peace process in the Middle East, the Egyptian presidency announced.

According to the statement, President El-Sisi spoke about Egypt's efforts to revive the talks between the Palestinians and Israelis to reach for a just solution that ensured the right of the Palestinians to have an independent state in accordance with the 1967 borders and with a capital at East Jerusalem.

The Egyptian president also discussed with Abu Mazen the importance of ending long-standing inter-Palestinian political divisions and the necessity of continuing the reconciliation process.

In October, rival political Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas reached a reconciliation agreement after months of Egyptian talks with Hamas in Cairo.

Later on Monday, President Abbas headed to Saudi Arabia for a visit following the meeting in Egypt.

The meeting was attended by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and the head of Egypt's General Intelligence Directorate Khaled Fawzy. 

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