By Mohammad Ghefari
ISTANBUL (AA) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday discussed with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the Palestinian political developments as well as bilateral relations.
Hussein al-Sheikh, Palestinian civil affairs minister, on Twitter described the meeting between Abbas and al-Sisi as "positive, constructive, and detailed."
According to the Palestinian official news agency WAFA, Abbas also briefed al-Sisi on "Israel's violations against the Palestinian people in the occupied territories, including against the holy sites in East Jerusalem."
The Palestinian president also congratulated al-Sisi on the organization of the 4th World Youth Forum held in Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh resort.
For his part, al-Sisi confirmed Egypt's support to the Palestinian cause.
Abbas arrived in Egypt on Sunday at the invitation of al-Sisi to attend the World Youth Forum.
*Writing by Ahmed Asmar in Ankara