Qurei: Unity gov't to be formed in next few days

Former Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Qurei, who was in Damascus, said Monday that a Palestinian unity government would be established within a few days, Israel Radio reported. Qurei met with Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa, who promised all the aid necessary to establish the new government. Qurei added that after the unity government was established, there would be reforms in the PLO. Qurei's statements seemed to contradict an earlier report by Abbas aide Nabil Amr, who said Monday that talks over the unity government had been suspended due to disagreements between Fatah and Hamas.