Palestinian leadership meet Syrian Premier; plan to brief GCC heads on upcoming elections
The Palestinian leadership has decided to visit all member states of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) within the next two weeks.
The Palestinian Charge D'affaires in Amman Attallah Kheiri told reporters that the tour of the Palestinian leadership delegation was primarily aimed at briefing the GCC leaders on the latest developments in the Palestinian territories in wake of the ongoing arrangements for electing a new president for the Palestinian Authority (PA).
The delegation, which arrived in Damascus on Monday, includes PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei and Foreign Minister Nabil Shath.
On Tuesday, Syrian Prime Minister Mohammed Naji Ottri discussed with Abbas and Qurei the latest developments in the Arab region, especially on the Palestinian front and the stumbled peace process, the official <i>SANA</i> news agency reported.
In addition, both sides also discussed coordination to boost the Arab stance in facing challenges as well as the importance of the Palestinian national unity.
According to the news agency, Premier Ottri asserted Syria’s support to the Palestinian people’s resistance to enhance their steadfastness and the restoration of their legitimate rights, including the liberation of the occupied territories and the right to return home and establish a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
On his part, Abbas praised Syria’s supporting stance to the Palestinian people’s struggle and its great sacrifices for the Palestinian cause and unity of the Palestinian people.