"The meeting marks an important advancement towards the holding of elections and Palestinian national unity. I acknowledge the leadership demonstrated by Egypt in helping to advance this step forward," Wennsland said in a statement.

The UN official also praised the statement of the Arab League which expressed support for the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state, which followed the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Egypt and Jordan.

"The UN will continue to support the Palestinian people as well as preparations towards the holding of elections," he concluded.