Authority leaders and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met at the
sidelines of the Islamic summit in Cairo on Wednesday, Palestinian news
agency WAFA reported.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas expressed
gratitude to his Iranian counterpart for his support of the unilateral
Palestinian statehood bid at the UN. The leaders also discussed the
peace process, the PA's financial crisis, and reconciliation with Hamas,
according to WAFA.
The discussion was to be followed by a meeting between Fatah and Hamas officials in Cairo to discuss reconciliation agreements, Palestinian news agency Ma'an quoted a Fatah official as saying on Wednesday.
Yahya Rabah said that delegations from Fatah and Hamas will meet on Wednesday to discuss reconciliation and elections for the PLO's Palestinian National Council. The meeting will take place on the sidelines of the Islamic summit in Cairo.
According to Ma'an, the Palestinian Central Elections Commission is to resume late February following a PLO meeting on Friday in Cairo to select members of a joint government.
The meeting in Cairo will also select the leadership of the PLO, Ma'an reported.