July 19, 2012 - 12:00am

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi held talks Thursday with Islamic Hamas movement's politburo chief Khaled Mashaal, official news agency MENA reported.

The two talked about the latest developments in the Palestinian reconciliation, efforts exerted by Egypt supporting the Palestinian issue, and ways to get a Palestinian independent state.

The meeting was attended by the deputy head of Hamas movement office and members of the political bureau, including Mahmoud al- Zahar.

Morsi met visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday.

Hamas is the Palestinian extension of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, to which Morsi belongs. In 2007, Hamas wrested control of the Gaza Strip from forces loyal to Palestinian President Abbas.


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