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Abbas meets Egyptian, Jordanian intel chiefs to discuss Palestinian elections

From left: Jordanian intelligence chief Ahmad Husni, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian General Intelligence Director Abbas Kamel, and Palestinian General Intelligence Service head Majed Faraj meet at Abbas's office in Ramallah, West Bank, January 17, 2021. (Thair Ghanayem)
From left: Jordanian intelligence chief Ahmad Husni, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian General Intelligence Director Abbas Kamel, and Palestinian General Intelligence Service head Majed Faraj meet at Abbas's office in Ramallah, West Bank, January 17, 2021. (Thair Ghanayem)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with the heads of Egyptian and Jordanian intelligence in his headquarters in Ramallah this afternoon, the PA presidency says in a statement.

The meeting was also attended by Palestinian Authority intelligence chief Majed Faraj, one of Abbas’s closest associates. The meeting dealt with “the [Palestinian] national unity portfolio, especially the recent elections decree,” according to his office’s statement.

The PA president on Friday night issued a formal presidential decreeing ordering the first Palestinian national elections in more than a decade and a half.

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