Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sixth round of Palestinian dialogue in Cairo concluded

CAIRO/RAMALLAH, June 30 (Xinhua) -- The sixth round of the Palestinian dialogue in Cairo concluded Tuesday evening by setting July 25 for the seventh round, Nile News TV and Palestine news and information agency (WAFA) reported.

Zakaria el-Agha, member of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement, said that the seventh and final round of Palestinian dialogue between Fatah and Hamas movements on July 25.

Meanwhile, senior Fatah official Nabil Shaath said that Egypt gave another chance to the Palestinian dialogue and it decided to host another round of the dialogue.

Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip in mid June 2007, and it has been ruling the enclave since then, after its militants routed Abbas' security forces and cracked down on his Fatah movement.

Egypt's intelligence chief Omar Suleiman informed the two groups' negotiators that whether they agreed or not, they should sign a reconciliation agreement on July 7. Officials of both sides traded accusations that each is trying to thwart the dialogue.

The two movements have been unable to bridge their gaps, which prevent the foundation of a unity government restoring political unity to the Palestinian territories.

No comments:

Post a Comment