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Source: France
6 February 2006

Meeting of Mr. Douste-Blazy with the Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative (February 6, 2006)

Mr. Barghouti had a meeting with the minister on February 6, 2006. The foreign minister had already met Mr. Barghouti, when he visited the region in September.

They discussed the recent Palestinian legislative elections and expressed satisfaction at the electoral process. They also discussed the upcoming prospect of forming a Palestinian government. Mr. Barghouti, an independent, said that the process of forming a government was under way and that no hypothesis was ruled out at this point in terms of an alliance or coalition between the various Palestinian parties. For his part, the minister repeated the position we’ve expressed about the future Palestinian government. He also said that we did not wish to bring into question the gains achieved since the existence and establishment of the Palestinian Authority. Lastly the two men discussed the financing of Palestinian civil society and a number of projects in the health sector since, as you know, Mr. Barghouti is a physician and is engaged a number of projects in the Palestinian Territories.

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