discussion and will go ahead with early elections
Date: 17 / 01 / 2007 Time: 09:49
Bethlehem - Ma'an - Nabil 'Amro, the media advisor of president Mahmoud
Abbas, has announced that the president will go ahead with his plans to
visit to Syria and Lebanon in the coming days, but without announcing the
exact date of his visit. However, the Lebanese exterior ministry announced
that the visit will take place in the 22 or the 23 of January.
Amro assured Ma'an that the president will visit Damascus first and then
Beirut, "To carry on talks with the leaders of the two countries about the
situation in the Palestinian lands."
Regarding the meeting of the president with Khaled Mash'al in Damascus, Amro
affirmed "that the president previously announced his position; he will not
open a new dialogue on any level, but he will wait for the conclusions of
the national dialogue discussions."
Concerning the early election arrangements, Amro assured that the decision
for holding early elections is political and irreversible, noting that the
arrangements of this matter will be prepared by the elections committee and
in accordance with the presidential decree.
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