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Egypt, Jordan and PA to meet in Cairo ahead of US delegation

King Abdullah II (L) of Jordan meets with President of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas (R) at Presidency building in Ramallah, occupied West Bank on 7 August 2017. [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]
King Abdullah II (L) of Jordan meets with President of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas (R) at Presidency building in Ramallah, occupied West Bank on 7 August 2017. [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority are scheduled to meet in Cairo on Saturday ahead of the arrival of a US delegation in the region. According to Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid, the meeting is part of the coordination between the three countries on developments in the Palestinian issue and means of supporting the peace process.

This will be the second such meeting to discuss coordination mechanisms, explained, Abu Zeid; the first was held in Amman on 14 May. He noted that the purpose of these meetings is to negotiate the means to support the Palestinian cause, coordinate positions and exchange visions before officials meet at the UN General Assembly.

All three countries, the Egyptian official added, are keen to assess the current situation in the Palestinian territories after the recent escalation in Jerusalem and a number of other Palestinian cities, as well as look into the latest political and security developments.

The US delegation will include the US Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt; the Senior Advisor to the US President, Jared Kushner; and US Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy, Dina Powell.

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