Palestinian President Underlines Importance Of Egyptian Role In National Reconciliation

RAMALLAH, Palestine� Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, stressed the importance of continuing Egyptian efforts to end the Palestinian internal division and efforts on all levels, to safeguard the two-state solution, in line with international legitimacy.

During a meeting with the Egyptian security delegation, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Abbas stressed the importance of joint Arab efforts, to protect the unified Arab positions, that had been reiterated in various meetings.

Abbas expressed gratitude to Egypt and its leadership, for its continued support to the Palestinian people, including means on Arab, regional and international levels, to achieve Palestinian political and financial sovereignty.

Abbas said, he values Egypt’s role in achieving national reconciliation and internal unity, under the frame of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.

Egyptian intelligence head, Ayman Badee, who led the delegation, said, Egypt is following closely on the Israeli actions, including its continued settlement expansion, excavations in East Jerusalem and the house demolition and eviction orders against Palestinians.

Badee also stressed the Egyptian stance on the Palestinian-Israeli issue, adding that, the peace process should be in line with the two-state solution, international legitimacy and the Arab peace initiative, aiming at ending the Israeli occupation and establishing a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

The Egyptian delegation held talks with the Hamas movement, over the past two days.

Hamas said, after the meeting, that, the talks tackled issues of common interests, including bilateral relations and the situation in Gaza, adding that, the Hamas leadership has offered a positive position to pursue national unity, recalling the dangers targeting the Palestinian cause and the region.