World Bulletin / News Desk
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday briefed Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi on the progress of US-sponsored peace talks with Israel.
Abbas arrived in Cairo earlier in the day to attend an emergency Saturday meeting of Arab League foreign ministers.
A Palestinian official who attended the meeting told Anadolu Agency that Abbas had updated al-Arabi on the situation in the Palestinian territories, recent Israeli violations, and ongoing Israeli settlement construction on occupied Palestinian land.
Saturday's emergency Arab League session is being convened at Abbas' request.
He requested the meeting to discuss recent developments in the Palestinian file and the progress of ongoing talks between Palestinian and Israeli negotiators, diplomatic sources told AA.
Abbas is also expected to hold talks with Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour and General Intelligence chief Mohamed Farid Tohami.
Palestinian-Israeli talks hit a snag following the self-proclaimed Jewish state's announcement in November that it planned to build a host of new Jewish-only settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Palestinian negotiators insist that Israeli settlement construction must stop before a comprehensive final-status agreement can be reached.
Talks between the two sides generally take place behind closed doors, with results of negotiations seldom divulged to the media.Last Mod: 21 Aralık 2013, 09:53