Haneyya, Mladenov meet online, talk about Palestinian unity efforts

Head of Hamas’s political bureau Ismail Haneyya on Monday held a virtual meeting with special coordinator for the Middle East peace process Nickolay Mladenov and discussed with him the efforts underway to achieve the Palestinian national unity.

According to the Hamas Movement’s website, Haneyya highlighted the inter-Palestinian reconciliation as a strategic option and his Movement’s determination to achieve it.

The Hamas political chief also briefed Mladenov on the current talks between the Palestinian factions in this regard and affirmed that there are promising prospects to reach a comprehensive national agreement that protects the Palestinian cause and achieves the political and national partnership.

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He pointed to the presence of pressures by external parties to thwart the inter-Palestinian efforts to achieve the national unity, expressing his confidence that such attempts would never be successful.

Mladenov, for his part, expressed the UN’s support for all the steps that would contribute to achieving the reconciliation and building the Palestinian political system on democratic foundations.

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The UN official stressed the importance of maintaining the positive atmosphere within the inter-Palestinian dialog to achieve a successful national agreement.

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