Mubarak urges Abbas to continue on his national work

19:33, November 17, 2009      

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday urged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to continue on Palestinian national work, Nile TV reported

Egyptian presidency spokesman Suleiman Awad said that Mubarak called on Abbas to continue leading the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) as the Palestinian cause is in need for his role.

"Egypt supports Abbas as the elected Palestinian President," Awad said after the meeting between Mubarak and Abbas.

Earlier, Abbas said he would not run in the presidential election in January 2010.

Abbas made his decision due to the failure of the U.S.-sponsored peace talks between Israel and the PNA and Hamas' rejection to an Egyptian offer to restore Palestinian unity."

Source: Xinhua
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