Palestinian leader begins three-day visit to Egypt – Al-Tahrir News Network


Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to arrive in Cairo on Saturday to begin a three-day visit, in which he will meet the Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi and attend a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Arab League.

Palestinian ambassador to Egypt Jamal Shobaki, who also serves as an envoy to the Arab League, told reporters on Friday that the foreign ministers of the Arab League member states would hold a special session to discuss the latest developments in Palestine during the session, reports the Ma’an News Agency.

President Abbas plans to discuss the situation in the devastated Gaza Strip with regional foreign ministers, after the massive Israeli assault which left more than 2,000 dead and 100,000 homeless.

Abbas is expected to present the foreign ministers with the Palestinian Authority’s plan to call for the end of the Israeli occupation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, within a limited time frame.

On Thursday, Palestinian officials Saeb Erekat and Majid Faraj presented a proposal to US Secretary of State John Kerry for a clear timetable for an Israeli military withdrawal from the occupied territories.