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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Egypt's President Sisi to meet Palestinian President Abbas in Cairo

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Egyptian President
Abdel Fattah El-Sisi
(Image: Times of Israel)
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi meets with Palestinian President Mahnoud Abbas in Cairo on Thursday, 10 September, according to the state-owned MENA news agency.

Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Mahmoud Abbas are expected to discuss the latest developments and state of affairs in Palestine and in the region and the further cooperation between the two countries.

Prior to visit Egypt Palestinian leader had an official meeting with Donald Tusk, President of European Council, whom he met on Wednesday, 9 September, in order to discuss the latest developments in Palestine and the "standstill of political process" regarding negotiations with Israel and an issue of recognizing Palestine as a sovereign state.

Thus, Mahmoud Abbas is expected to visit Cairo on Thusday, and there are currently no details on how long he intends to stay in Egyptian capital.

Egypt in its turn re-opened Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza on 7 and 8 September in order to allow the residents of Gaza who intend to perform Hajj to pass on Egyptian territories and continue their way to Saudi Arabia.