Shoukry discusses outcome of Palestinian reconciliation with Jordanian counterpart

Daily News Egypt
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Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry discussed on Sunday with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi the outcome of the Palestinian reconciliation agreement brokered by Egypt.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zaid said in a statement that the phone call discussion comes in light of the success in achieving the Palestinian reconciliation.

Last week, Hamas and Fatah signed an agreement at the Egyptian General Intelligence Service headquarters in Cairo and agreed to proceed with further meetings between factions to plan presidential and legislative elections.

Abu Zaid added that the signing of the agreement is considered as a step in ending the Palestinian division and supporting Palestinian unity. According to the statement, this will help in establishing the independent Palestinian state and East Jerusalem as its capital.

The discussion also included the desired impacts of the agreement on the course of the peace process, as well as efforts of resumption of the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, the statement read.

Abu Zaid added that the two ministers agreed on intensifying coordination and following implementing the agreement. They also discussed bilateral relations and regional issues in mutual interest.

Later in September, Hamas announced dissolving its administrative committee in Gaza Strip, in order to end the escalation with Fatah, which the President of Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas belongs to.

According to the agreement, Hamas should allow the reconciliation government to carry out its duties in the 360km square strip.

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