1133 GMT June 14, 2021
Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar quoted informed sources as saying that Haniyeh is going to visit a number of Arab and regional countries after his trip to Cairo, Tasnim News Agency reported.
The Hamas chief, who is now in Egypt, is making arrangements to visit Iran and Lebanon for meetings with their officials and the leaders of Palestinian groups and Hezbollah resistance movement, the report said.
During the visit to Iran, Haniyeh is expected to meet with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and a number of other senior officials and authorities of the Islamic Republic Guards Corps, Al Akhbar said.
It also noted that Haniyeh plans to hold meetings with Secretary-General of Lebanon's Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and heads of the Lebanese branches of power during the possible trip to Beirut.
The Hamas chief traveled to Cairo on Tuesday for the first in a series of talks between Egyptian authorities and Palestinian factions that aims to reinforce a cease-fire with the Israeli regime, Palestinian and Egyptian sources said.
Haniyeh’s visit came in response to a special invitation from Cairo, in advance of a broader meeting of Palestinian factions that could begin as early as next week, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem told Reuters.