[WAFA is the news agency of the PLO]
RAMALLAH, December 23, 2006 (WAFA ) - Head of the PLO
Infatuations Affairs Department Saeb Ereikat, said late on Saturday that the
meeting between President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli PM Ehud Olmert was a
good meeting, adding that there was agreement on several issues.
Ereikat told a press conference in Ramallah, following the meeting, that
President Abbas discussed the issue of reviving the peace process reaching
an end of the occupation and the implantation of the Road Map, the Arab
Initiative and the rest of the final status issues.
Ereikat added that the two sides agreed to form a committee to discuss the
issue of releasing prisoners, adding that Israeli Mr. Olmert has agreed to
release $100 million in tax rebates to the Palestinian National Authority,
to be used for humanitarian purposes.
Dr. Erikat affirmed that President Abbas stressed the necessity to extend
the truce to the West Bank, asserting that a committee would be formed to
discuss issue of the wanted as well as the deportees of Bethlehem.
A.D (23:17 P) (21:17 GMT)
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