Abbas meets Egypts defense minister

first_imgCAIRO – The meeting was attended by Palestinian presidential secretary Al-Tayeb Abdel-Rahim, chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, and Palestinian intelligence chief Maged Farag.Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, currently in Cairo, met on Sunday with Egypt’s Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.The meeting, held at the Defense Ministry’s headquarters, touched on the Palestinian reconciliation file and the developments in the Palestinian territories, Palestinian Ambassador in Cairo Barakat al-Farra told Anadolu Agency. The meeting was attended by Palestinian presidential secretary Al-Tayeb Abdel-Rahim, chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, and Palestinian intelligence chief Maged Farag.Abbas arrived in Cairo on Saturday for a three-day visit, during which he is also expected to meet interim President Adly Mansour and Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi.The Palestinian leader is also expected to meet Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Arabi and Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb.He is due to brief Egyptian officials on developments in the Palestinian territories, Israeli aggressions against the occupied holy city of al-Quds and al-Aqsa Mosque and the outcome of his recent talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry.The Palestinian Authority and Israel resumed direct peace talks in July after a three-year hiatus.By Mustafa Youssef – Anadolu Agencylast_img