The leader of Hamas' Political Bureau, Khaled Meshaal, met on Monday, May 9th, with representatives of Egypt's Coordinating Committee of the Revolution; The Free Egypt Coalition, The Coalition of the Revolution's Youth, and The Revolution's Board of Guardians.
During the two hour meeting, Meshaal expressed happiness to meet with the revolution's leaders. He was accompanied by several members of Hamas' Political Bureau.
According to Al Ahram newspaper, the discussions revolved around the events of the January 25th Revolution and the current transitional phase in Egypt. They also discussed the role of the revolution's youth in the construction phase.
The newspaper said that Meshaal expressed concern and sadness over the events of Imbaba and urged the revolution's youth to bring an end to the sectarian strife. He said that the most important motivation behind the completion of the Palestinian reconciliation was that they couldn't let down Egypt's revolution. Moreover, he emphasized the need to restore Egypt's regional role and that it is the duty of every Arab to stand by Egypt until it recovers.
Meshaal stressed that Hamas does not interfere in the internal affairs of any Arab country and that rumours about the presence of Hamas elements in demonstrations during the Egyptian revolution are not true. He said that his movement and all Palestinians "wish the people of Egypt progress and prosperity," stressing that Egypt, with its potential and scientists, can repeat the Malaysian, Turkish and even the Japanese experiences."