Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Palestine: Rival factions to sign reconciliation deal

AlArabiya.net reports rival Palestinian factions are to sign a long-delayed reconciliation deal in Cairo on Oct. 26, Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit said on Monday after meeting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

"We agreed to hold a meeting for Palestinian factions in Cairo on Oct. 25 before signing a reconciliation agreement on Oct. 26," he told a joint press conference with his Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh.

"Arab officials and maybe officials from outside the Arab world might attend the signing of the agreement as witnesses."

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