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Abbas, Hamas chief to finalise govt on 21 June: Fatah

Meeting scheduled next week between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshall to form unity government

AFP , Tuesday 14 Jun 2011

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will meet Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal in Cairo on 21 June to finalise a new government put together by the two factions, a top official of his Fatah movement said Tuesday.

"Today during the talks between the Fatah and Hamas delegations, a meeting was scheduled for next Tuesday between President Abbas and Meshaal to finalise the formation of the new government," said Azzam al-Ahmad, who heads the Fatah delegation at the talks.

"They also decided that this meeting will be the last to finalise the issue of the government," he told AFP.

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