Abbas heads to Cairo to meet Mashaal over unity gov't

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday began a three-day visit to Cairo where he is scheduled to hold talks with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal and representatives of several Palestinian groups on the formation of a Palestinian unity government and the implementation of the Qatar-brokered reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas.
Abbas is also expected to meet during his visit to Cairo with Egypt's military ruler, Mohammed Hussein Tantawi.On the eve of the Abbas-Mashaal meeting, Hamas announced that its leaders have agreed to end their differences over the Qatari-brokered reconciliation pact.
Hamas's "political bureau" announced following a meeting in the Egyptian capital its support for the reconciliation accord, Ezat Risheq, a senior Hamas official, said.
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