Egypt's interim president to meet Abbas

Tension has marred relations between rival Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas, particularly after Egyptian president Morsi's ouster.

Egypt's interim president to meet Abbas

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour will meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday, an Egyptian diplomatic source said.

Talks will tackle a number of issues, topped by Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations, bilateral relations and inter-Palestinian reconciliation, the source said.

The visit, the source says, comes to reaffirm the strength of relations between the two sides.

Tension has marred relations between rival Palestinian groups Fatah - from which Abbas hails - and Hamas, particularly since the July 3 military ouster of elected Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.

Since the ouster of Morsi, a leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, relations between Hamas – an ideological offshoot of the Brotherhood – and Egypt's new military-backed rulers have become tense.

Palestinians and Israel resumed their direct peace talks in July after a three-year hiatus.

Last Mod: 08 Kasım 2013, 11:16
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