Officials of the rival Fateh and Hamas movements held on Friday a meeting in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and reportedly managed to achieve some progress in dissolving disagreements regarding the Egyptian Unity Document. The meeting was headed by Azzam Al Ahmad of Fateh and Khalid Mashal, head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement in Syria.

During a press conference that followed the meeting, Al Ahmad and Mashal stated that several points of agreements were reached and that they also agreed on certain measures and steps to be taken in order to achieve reconciliation.

Mousa Abu Marzouq of Hamas read a joint statement following the meeting and said that it was held in a positive atmosphere.

Abu Marzouq added that the two movement agreed to meet again soon in an effort to reach an agreement in the remaining issue and to achieve a final draft for national unity in cooperation with all factions.

According to the statement that was read by Abu Mousa following the meeting, should all points of disagreement be resolved, all factions would be heading to Cairo to sign the unity deal.