Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, met in Cairo Hamas’ political bureau chief, Khaled Mashal, as part of efforts to secure full Palestinian reconciliation and unity.The meeting is part of a series of meetings, mediated by Egypt, that will take place between senior Fateh and Hamas officials.

Leaders of the two movements stated that the Abbas-Mashal meeting aims at discussing arrangements for implementing the previously signed unity agreement, and the efforts to restructure and reform the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).

Azzam Al-Ahmad, member of the Executive Committee of Fateh movement, stated that the meeting took place in positive and productive atmospheres.