Amid a "positive" and "determined" atmosphere, the first day of the National Palestinian Dialogue hosted by Cairo kicked off on Monday to discuss ways to end inter-Palestinian differences and guarantee the success of the upcoming elections, said an official source.
The two-day dialogue is being held under the auspices of the Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi with the participation of 15 Palestinian factions, groups and independent figures.
The meeting tackled "all issues related to ending inter-Palestinian fractures, arranging the Palestinian house, and holding the upcoming elections in Palestine," the source added.
"The National Palestinian Dialogue in Cairo comes per Egypt's keenness to provide all forms of support to help the Palestinian people achieve their unity, the source explained, adding "the discussions seek to overcome disagreements in order to build a fruitful future for the coming generations.."
During the dialigue, the Palestinian delegations expressed their appreciation to the Egyptian president for supporting the Palestinian cause, praising Egypt's "continuous efforts and sacrifices" to achieve the aspirations of the Palestinian people.
They also affirmed their keenness to achieve Palestinian unity and national partnership.
Earlier this month, the office of the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced that legislative elections would be held on 22 May followed by presidential elections on 31 July.