Abbas, Mashaal to meet in Cairo for reconciliation talks

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January 9, 2013 05:37

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal are expected to meet in Cairo on Wednesday to discuss ending the dispute between Fatah and Hamas.

The meeting will be held in the presence of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and senior representatives of Fatah and Hamas.

Hamas and Fatah officials said that the talks would focus on ways to implement previous reconciliation accords reached between the two movements, first and foremost the formation of a Palestinian unity government and holding long overdue presidential and parliamentary elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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