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Hamas opens office in Cairo

Image of Ismail Haniyeh (C) talking to press in Gaza on May 8, 2017 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]
Image of Ismail Haniyeh (C) talking to press in Gaza on May 8, 2017 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

The Egyptian government agreed to allow the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, to open an office in Cairo and appoint a permanent representative there.

Egyptian sources stated that the Hamas delegation currently visiting Cairo agreed with the Egyptian intelligence agency to appoint a representative for the movement in the Egyptian capital, who will act as a coordinator to discuss and deal with various issues.

The agreement between the two sides stipulates that there will be permanent representation for the movement in Cairo in order to follow up on the movement’s affairs, as well as the affairs of Gazans in Egypt.

According to the Egyptian sources, the purpose of this office is to follow up on ongoing understandings and agreements, especially after the two sides reached a high level of security and political coordination.

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A Hamas delegation made up of members of the movement’s political bureau is currently visiting Cairo and holding several security meetings with heads of the security agency in Egypt, as well as some political meetings.

The Hamas political bureau has also held its first meeting between members of the movement in Gaza and abroad since the election of Ismail Haniyeh as head of the political bureau.

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