RAMALLAH, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian government officials arrive in Gaza Strip Sunday to "follow up and push reconciliation steps," according to a statement by the government spokesperson.
Government Spokesperson Yousef Al-Mahmoud said in an emailed press statement that the delegation will be working on "following up the works of the ministries and the governmental operations in order to enhance the steps towards achieving national reconciliation."
He added that the government weekly meeting will be held jointly between Gaza and the West Bank next Tuesday, stressing the government's commitment to national unity "especially in this current phase where challenges faced by the Palestinian cause are of utmost danger."
Al-Mahmoud said that the decision by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to provide 20,000 jobs and a number of vital projects as soon as the government is allowed to take over its duties over tax collection, the internal security (police and civil defense), border crossings, the judiciary and the veteran public sector employees.
Hamas chief Ismail Haneya is currently visiting Cairo to hold talk with Egyptian officials.
Hamas and Fatah rival political parties signed a reconciliation agreement sponsored by Cairo last October, to end a decade long internal split. However, internal disputes between both parties still impede the full implementation of the agreement.