RAMALLAH, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Saturday that the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Central Council will convene in Ramallah on Oct. 26 to implement its decisions on key regional issues.
“At the end of this month, we will have to implement all that is confirmed by the Central Council,” Abbas told a meeting of his Fatah Party’s Central Committee in Ramallah, official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
The PLO Central Council has made crucial decisions related to the ties with Israel, the peace process in the Middle East and reconciliation with the Hamas movement which has been ruling the Gaza Strip since 2007.
Abbas also briefed the Fatah Central committee meeting on his UN tour in New York, which included a speech he delivered to the UN General Assembly.
“We held a series of meetings at the UN, mainly with international leaders and officials and also with the peace envoys to the Middle East. All of them backed the Palestinian initiative for making peace,” said Abbas.