Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday contacted Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud to discuss the dire situation in Palestine.
Foreign Minister Qureshi 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 on Palestinians, especially innocent civilians and children, adding that Israeli actions violated all principles of humanity and international law.
Foreign Minister Qureshi recalled the joint statement issued by Saudi Arabia during the recent visit of the Prime Minister to the United Kingdom on May 8, 2021, which also included the common perspective of the two countries on the issue of Palestine.
The Foreign Minister called for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, especially their right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent state that borders before 1967 and as the capital of East Jerusalem, under the Arab peace initiative and As the capital, the support confirmed. UN resolutions
The Saudi Foreign Minister expressed concern over the serious developments in Palestine and briefed Qureshi on the steps being taken to address the situation.
Foreign Minister Qureshi welcomed the initiative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to convene an emergency meeting of the OIC Executive Committee at the Foreign Minister level on May 16, 2021. The Foreign Minister assured the Saudi Foreign Minister of Pakistan’s unwavering support for the just cause of Palestine.
Expressing gratitude for the warm Saudi hospitality during the recent concluding visit of the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Qureshi briefed his counterpart on the telephone call after the visit between Prime Minister Imran Khan and His Excellency King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the patron saint of the two mosques. What 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.
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