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Qatar working to achieve Palestinian reconciliation

October 29, 2016 at 12:45 am

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Bin Jassim Al-Thani confirmed his country’s on-going efforts to achieve Palestinian reconciliation and end the division lasting years.

In a tweet posted by the minister after a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, head of Hamas’ political bureau, Khaled Meshaal, and his deputy, Ismail Haniyeh, Al-Thani wrote: “I was happy to host Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Khaled Meshaal and Ismail Haniyeh earlier today. Qatar confirms its on-going efforts to achieve a national reconciliation.”

Al-Thani met with the Palestinian president on Thursday to discuss the bilateral relations between the two countries and to present the latest developments on the Palestinian arena.

The meeting also discussed Qatari efforts to achieve reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas, and to unite the Palestinian ranks in its confrontation against the Israeli violations and meet the aspirations of Palestinians in restoring their legitimate rights.

During the meeting, the Palestinian president praised Qatar’s consistent and firm support for the Palestinian cause, it humanitarian efforts and initiatives to provide relief to the Palestinians. He also expressed his appreciation for Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad’s continued efforts and attempts to end the division and achieve national Palestinian reconciliation, according to the Qatar News Agency.