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Mebazaa, Abbas meet

Published the:  11/11/2011

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November 11, 2011 - TAP - The privileged relations binding Tunisia and Palestine, means to further boost bilateral co-operation in service of the two brotherly peoples' interests, the last developments in the region and issues of mutual interest were the central items of the meeting, held on Friday, between Interim President Foued Mebazaa and visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Mr. Foued Mebazaa reasserted Tunisia's constant support to the Palestinian people and to their just cause, to help them recover their legitimate rights and establish an independent State with Al-Quds as its capital.
The Palestinian Authority President said, in a statement at the end of the meeting, that the two sides had discussed the electoral process carried out in Tunisia, congratulating the Tunisian people on this achievement and expressing wish that the democratic process in the country will be crowned by success.
Mr. Abbas specified that talk had been an opportunity to review the situation in Palestine, the efforts exerted to obtain the full-membership status in the United Nations and Palestine's joining of UNESCO.
Besides, he pointed out that the Quartet had started works to resume negotiations with Israel on the basis of international resolutions and halting colonisation, as sine-qua-non conditions for the resumption of talks.
He added that the meeting had also been an occasion to discuss the issue of the Palestinian reconciliation and recalling in this regard the inter-Palestinian reconciliation agreement signed last May 4, specifying that "efforts are being carried on" and that he will shortly meet in Cairo with Mr. Khaled Mechaal, Hamas politburo chairman, to continue talks and finish off the Palestinian reconciliation.
The meeting was notably attended by the two members of the Palestine Liberation Organisation Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat and Bassem Salhi, and Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed Mouldi Kefi.