Mahmood Abbas-Ismail Haniya meeting after five years Mahmood Abbas – Ismail Haniya meeting after five years

Algiers: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas held his first public meeting with Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh in five years. The meeting was held late Tuesday in the Algerian capital, Algiers, to mark Algeria’s 60th anniversary of independence, and was attended by Algerian President Abdelmajid Tabboun. However, the details of the meeting between Abbas and Haniya have not been disclosed.

Algeria’s official television broadcast footage of the meeting, describing it as ‘historic’. Algerian and Palestinian media also published pictures of the two shaking hands in Tabboun’s presence. Hania and Abbas last met face-to-face in October 2016 in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

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