Hamas head Khaled Meshaal left Cairo for Qatar accompanied by a delegation from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
In meetings with Egyptian officials, Meshaal discussed Palestinian reconciliation and the formation of a consensus government as stipulated in the Doha-brokered deal between the Islamic movement that controls the Gaza Strip and rival faction Fatah, which controls the West Bank.
The reconciliation process has hit repeated roadblocks, with the formation of the interim government proving difficult.
Hamas is currently electing a new advisory council which will select the movement's political bureau. Some Hamas members, particularly those in Gaza, have accused Meshaal of making too many concessions for the sake of reconciliation.
Edited translation from MENA