Al-Sis is tresses sig­nif­i­cance of Egyp­tian Pales­tinian his­tor­i­cal re­la­tions

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Pal­si­tainan Pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ab­bas ar­rived in Cairo on Fri­day for a three-day visit to meet Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah Al-Sisi.

Dur­ing the meet­ing, Al-Sisi asserted the sig­nif­i­cance of the Egyp­tian-Pales­tinian his­tor­i­cal re­la­tions. He pledged to con­tinue talks and co­or­di­na­tion be­tween Fatah and Ha­mas fac­tions to reach a Pales­tinian rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and to achieve the hopes of Pales­tinian peo­ple in ending the di­vi­sion.

Al-Sisi and Ab­bas dis­cussed re­cent up­dates in the Mid­dle East, is­sues of com­mon in­ter­est, and mu­tual chal­lenges fac­ing the two coun­tries.

Both also ad­dressed ef­forts of the Pales­tinian rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, and the role Egypt is play­ing to con­clude an agree­ment be­tween Fatah and Ha­mas fac­tions.

Dur­ing the meet­ing, Ab­bas hailed Egyp­tian ef­forts, spon­sored by Al-Sisi, in fa­cil­i­tat­ing rec­on­cil­i­a­tion ef­forts.

The meet­ing was at­tended by the Egyp­tian Head of Intelligence, Ab­bas Kamel, Egyp­tian For­eign Min­is­ter, Sameh Shoukry, as well as the Egyp­tian pres­i­dency spokesper­son, Bas­sam Rady, ac­cord­ing to the Pales­tinian em­bassy state­ment.

Fur­ther­more, Ab­bas is set to at­tend the open­ing cer­e­mony of Egypt’s largest mosque, Al-Fat­tah Al-Aleem, and the big­gest cathe­dral in the Mid­dle East in the New Ad­min­is­tra­tive Cap­i­tal on Sun­day, the Christ­mas Eve.

Dur­ing a meet­ing with a num­ber of Egyp­tian jour­nal­ists late Fri­day, Ab­bas voiced that he does not ex­pect that the Pales­tinian cause will be solved dur­ing the up­com­ing 10 years.

Ab­bas re­vealed that he met with US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump four times, not­ing that each time Trump kept as­sert­ing that he agreed on the two-state so­lu­tion to end the Pales­tinian-Is­raeli con­flict.

How­ever, Ab­bas noted, he was sur­prised af­ter the pre­vi­ous meet­ings with Trump’s de­ci­sion of re­lo­cat­ing the US em­bassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recog­nis­ing the holy city as the cap­i­tal of Is­rael.

Mean­while, Ab­bas urged at­ten­dees to not believe “any­thing about what is called ‘deal of the cen­tury,’ say­ing “there are no deals. Don’t believe ru­mours.”

Al-Sisi, Ab­bas dis­cussed re­cent up­dates in the Mid­dle East, and is­sues of com­mon in­ter­est

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