In an interview with FM Qureshi, Palestinian counterparts praised the immovable support

In an interview with FM Qureshi, Palestinian counterparts praised the immovable support

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi (left) and Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Riaz al-Maliki. – Twitter / File, Wikipedia / File

Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Riaz al-Maliki, while talking to Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday, expressed deep appreciation for the principled, steadfast and non-aligned support of the state of Pakistan.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Dr. Maliki praised Prime Minister Imran Khan’s clear and unambiguous stance on the recent crisis and thanked Pakistan for its continued diplomatic support to Palestine at the regional and international levels. ۔

FM Qureshi strongly condemned the attacks by Israeli forces on Al-Aqsa Mosque and continued air strikes on Gaza, which have so far killed at least 122 innocent civilians, including children.

The Foreign Minister reiterated Pakistan’s unwavering support for the rights of the Palestinian people and their just struggle.

He apprised Dr. Maliki of the dire situation and Pakistan’s efforts to sensitize the international community on human rights and violations of international law.

Recalling the recent telephone conversation between Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Palestinian President, the Foreign Minister assured Dr. Maliki of the Palestinian people’s continued support for Pakistan during these investigations.

FM Qureshi talks to his Saudi counterpart

FM Qureshi also contacted Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud today to discuss the dire situation in Palestine.

He expressed Pakistan’s deep concern over the storm at Al-Aqsa Mosque and serious human rights violations. He condemned the continued attacks by the Israeli Defense Forces against the Palestinians.

“Israeli actions violated all principles of humanity and international law,” he said.

FM Qureshi recalled the joint statement issued by Saudi Arabia during the recent visit of the Prime Minister on May 8, 2021, which also included the common views of the two countries on the issue of Palestine.

According to the Arab Peace Initiative and related, the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, especially their right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent state, its borders as pre-1967 and East Jerusalem as its capital. As full support confirmed. UN resolutions

The Saudi Foreign Minister expressed concern over the serious developments in Palestine and briefed FM Qureshi on the steps being taken to deal with the situation.

FM Qureshi welcomed Saudi Arabia’s decision to convene an emergency meeting of the OIC Executive Committee at the Foreign Minister level on May 16, 2021.

Expressing gratitude for the warm Saudi hospitality during the Prime Minister’s recent concluding visit, Foreign Minister Qureshi spoke to his counterpart about the telephone call following a visit between Prime Minister Imran Khan and the patron saint of the two mosques, His Highness King Salman bin Abdulaziz. Informed of the position. The two leaders also agreed on the dire situation in Palestine and the need for immediate action to address it.

The two Foreign Ministers agreed to continue close consultation and coordination on the evolving situation in Palestine.

FM Qureshi talks to his Afghan counterpart

In addition, FM Qureshi received a phone call from Afghan Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar during which the two sides exchanged congratulations on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

FM Qureshi congratulated the people of Afghanistan on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

The Foreign Minister emphasized that Pakistan had recently welcomed the announcement of a three-day ceasefire by Afghan parties and stressed that efforts should continue for a permanent ceasefire.

FM Qureshi reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for the Afghan peace process and stressed that the Intra-Afghan Dialogue is a historic opportunity to achieve a comprehensive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement in Afghanistan to end the 40-year-old conflict. Provide

The two Foreign Ministers also discussed the current situation in Palestine and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

FM Qureshi condemned the unprovoked use of force and attacks by Israeli forces in Al-Aqsa and Gaza, called for the protection of civilians, and called on the international community to take urgent action to address the dire situation in the occupied territories.

The two Foreign Ministers agreed to remain in touch on the Palestinian issue. They also agreed to maintain high-level bilateral discussions and work together to further strengthen Pak-Afghanistan relations.


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