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President Abbas welcomes Hamas letter on reconciliation, calls on elections commission to meet with him

President Abbas welcomes Hamas letter on reconciliation, calls on elections commission to meet with him
President Mahmoud Abbas.

RAMALLAH, Saturday, January 2, 2021 (WAFA) - The Palestinian Presidency announced in a statement published today that President Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine, received a written letter from Ismail Haniyeh, Head of Hamas Political Bureau, conveyed to him by Jibril Rajoub, Secretary of Fatah Central Committee, and after having read the letter, the President gave his instructions to Jibril Rajoub to relay to Hamas his welcome of what was stated in the letter regarding ending the division, building partnership, and achieving national unity through democratic elections with full proportional representation - legislative and presidential elections, and the National Council – to be held consecutively, and his affirmation of Fatah’s commitment to the path of building national partnership and unity.

The President has also decided to invite Hanna Nassir, Chairman of the Central Elections Commission, to meet with him to discuss the procedures that should be followed to issue the election decrees according to the law.

President Mahmoud Abbas, said the statement, thanked Egypt, which sponsors the intra-Palestinian reconciliation talks, as well as Qatar, Turkey, Russia and Jordan, for their goodwill efforts in narrowing the gap in the points of view and in reaching the aforementioned agreement.

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