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Fatah, Hamas to resume reconciliation dialogue in Cairo soon

English.news.cn   2013-04-10 00:17:07            

RAMALLAH, April 9 (Xinhua) -- The Palestinian rival groups, Hamas and Fatah, are expected to resume their reconciliation dialogue in the Egyptian capital of Cairo soon, a senior Fatah official said on Tuesday.

Azzam al-Ahmed, head of Fatah's delegation to the dialogue, said a specific date for the meeting will be decided after he meets with senior Hamas senior leader Musa Abu Marzooq in Cairo later Tuesday.

"The meeting with Abu Marzooq will discuss future steps after the Palestinian Central Elections Commission finalized the process of updating the voters' registration last month," al-Ahmed told " Voice of Palestine" Radio.

In line with the previous deal reached between the two sides, al-Ahmed said "consultations on forming the transitional unity government and setting up a date for the general elections will be also discussed."

Officials in the elections commission have announced that on April 10, it will hand over the updated record of Palestinian voters in the West Bank and Gaza to all Palestinian factions, including Fatah and Hamas.

"The re-election of Khaled Meshaal as Hamas politburo chief and finalizing Hamas internal elections in Cairo last week will help conclude the reconciliation agreements," said al-Ahmed.

In Mid-2007, Hamas took control of the Palestinian coastal enclave of Gaza after routing forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party. leaving Fatah's rule confined to the West Bank.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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