Abbas and Mashaal in Cairo to end Fatah-Hamas schism
Diplomats said foreign and Arab dignitaries, including EU Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, were also invited to the ceremony.
However, a press officer at the EU mission in Cairo said Ashton was in New York, and therefore unable to attend.
Britain on Monday embraced the impending reconciliation agreement.
“We welcome the reconciliation and the work done by Egypt,” Foreign Secretary William Hague told reporters in Cairo after meeting Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Elaraby. “Of course, lots of details have to be worked out, and we will have to judge everyone by their actions and intentions. We will continue to work closely on this.”
Hague also met the head of Egypt’s ruling military council, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, and interim Prime Minister Essam Sharaf.
Europeans, where's your shame? Britain - if you like Hamas-holes so much - take them, and please do keep them.