- Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi speaks to Palestinian counterpart Dr Riyad Al Maliki.
- He reassures Pakistan’s steadfast assist to Palestinian folks throughout these testing occasions.
- FM Qureshi speaks to Saudi, Afghan international ministers relating to the Palestinian concern.
Palestine on Friday expressed deep appreciation for Pakistan’s principled, steadfast and unflinching assist to Palestine, the Ministry of Overseas Affairs stated in a press release.
The assertion got here throughout a telephonic dialog between Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Palestinian counterpart Dr Riyad Al Maliki, the assertion stated.
Dr Maliki appreciated Prime Minister Imran Khan’s clear and unambiguous place on the current disaster and thanked Pakistan for the constant diplomatic assist acquired to Palestine at regional and worldwide fora.
FM Qureshi strongly condemned Israeli forces’ assaults on Al-Aqsa Mosque and continued airstrikes on Gaza which have to date killed a minimum of 122 harmless civilians, together with youngsters.
The international minister reiterated Pakistan’s unequivocal assist for the rights of Palestinian folks and their simply battle.
He briefed Dr Maliki on Pakistan’s efforts to sensitise the worldwide neighborhood on the intense scenario and the violations of human rights and worldwide regulation.
Recalling the current telephonic name between PM Imran Khan and the Palestinian President, the international minister reassured Dr Maliki of Pakistan’s steadfast assist to Palestinian folks throughout these testing occasions.
FM Qureshi speaks to Saudi counterpart
FM Qureshi additionally contacted Saudi Overseas Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, in the present day, to debate the grave scenario in Palestine.
He expressed Pakistan’s severe considerations on the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and grave human rights violations. He condemned the continued assaults by the Israeli Defence Forces in opposition to the Palestinians.
“Israeli acts defied all norms of humanity and international law,” he stated.
FM Qureshi recalled the Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Joint Assertion issued in the course of the current go to of the prime minister to the Kingdom, on 8 Could 2021, which, inter alia, included the 2 international locations’ shared views on the Palestinian concern.
The international minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s full assist for the professional rights of the Palestinian folks, particularly their proper to self-determination and institution of their unbiased state with pre-1967 borders and East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative and related UN resolutions.
The Saudi international minister expressed considerations on the severe developments in Palestine and briefed FM Qureshi relating to the initiatives being taken to handle the scenario.
FM Qureshi welcomed the initiative of Saudi Arabia to convene an Emergency Assembly of the OIC’s Government Committee on the Overseas Ministers degree on 16 Could 2021.
Expressing gratitude for the nice and cozy Saudi hospitality in the course of the prime minister’s not too long ago concluded go to, Overseas Minister Qureshi apprised his counterpart of the post-visit phone name between Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, throughout which the 2 leaders additionally conferred on the intense scenario in Palestine and the necessity for pressing steps to handle it.
The 2 Overseas Ministers agreed to proceed shut consultations and coordination on the evolving scenario in Palestine.
FM Qureshi speaks to Afghan counterpart
Furthermore, FM Qureshi additionally acquired a name from Afghan Overseas Minister Hanif Atmar throughout which either side exchanged greetings on the auspicious event of Eid-ul-Fitr.
FM Qureshi conveyed needs for a cheerful and joyous Eid for the brotherly folks of Afghanistan.
The international minister underlined that Pakistan welcomed the announcement of the three-day Eid ceasefire by the Afghan events not too long ago and emphasised that efforts ought to proceed for a everlasting ceasefire.
FM Qureshi reaffirmed Pakistan’s assist for the Afghan peace course of and underscored that the intra-Afghan negotiations present a historic alternative to realize an inclusive, broad-based, and complete political settlement in Afghanistan for ending the 40-years lengthy battle.
The 2 international ministers additionally exchanged views in regards to the present scenario in Palestine and Masjid Al-Aqsa.
FM Qureshi condemned the indiscriminate use of drive and assaults by Israeli forces in Al-Aqsa and Gaza, known as for the safety of civilians, and underscored the necessity for the worldwide neighborhood to take pressing steps to handle the grave scenario within the occupied territories.
The 2 international ministers agreed to stay involved on the Palestine concern. Additionally they agreed to keep up high-level bilateral exchanges and work collectively for the additional consolidation of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations.