Head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel delivered a message from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi as he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Sunday.
El-Sisi’s message stressed Egypt’s keenness to intensify its efforts so that it contributes to the success of the Palestinian elections process.
The message also affirmed Egypt’s unchangeable stance on the need to reach a just, comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue.
During their meeting, Abbas and Kamel discussed the latest developments of the Palestinian issue, a day after Abbas had issued a decree announcing that the country will hold presidential and parliamentary elections for the first time in 15 years.
According to the decree issued by Abbas on Friday, the Palestinian Authority will hold the legislative elections on 22 May, then the presidential elections on 31 July.
Abbas, during the meeting, expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by El-Sisi to resolve the Palestinian issue.
Kamel’s visit also included a meeting with the intelligence chiefs of each of Jordan and Palestine, where they discussed means to support the peace process and reviewed future steps to accomplish the Palestinian reconciliation process.