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Jordan and Egypt discuss support with Palestinians in Cairo

Senior Palestinian, Egyptian and Jordanian diplomats and intelligence chiefs are gathered in Cairo to discuss “the latest developments in the Palestinian cause,” officials say.

Key Abbas adviser Hussein al-Sheikh and Ramallah’s intelligence head Majid Faraj represent the Palestinian Authority, according to the official PA WAFA news agency.

“The tripartite meeting discussed the latest political developments in the Palestinian cause, and confirmed positions supportive of the Palestinian people,” the PA mouthpiece reports.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi attend the talks, as well as the intelligence chiefs of both countries.

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki was strikingly absent from the meeting.

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