Abbas, Meshaal hold talks in Doha

 06 May 2014 - 4:36

The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Emiri Diwan yesterday. President Abbas briefed the Emir on the latest updates of the national Palestinian reconciliation which was signed in Gaza recently and its implementation mechanism.

DOHA: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held “positive” talks with Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal here yesterday in the first meeting since their rival movements signed a surprise unity deal last month.
The meeting began at 0900 GMT shortly after Abbas held talks with the Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, a senior Palestinian official told AFP in Ramallah.
“Abbas and Meshaal held a long meeting this afternoon in Doha to discuss the latest Palestinian developments, including the reconciliation agreement and creating a positive atmosphere in which to achieve it,” a Hamas statement said.
“The meeting was positive, with both leaders expressing a serious willingness to turn over a new leaf, based on national partnership,” it added.  The last time the two leaders met face-to-face was in Cairo in January 2013. AFP