FM Qureshi reiterates Pakistan’s unwavering support for Palestine cause


ANTALYA, Turkey: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reiterated Pakistan’s unwavering support for the Palestinian cause and underscored the importance of a two-State solution based on pre-1967 borders under the relevant UN Security Council resolutions for sustainable peace in the region.

In a meeting with the Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Riyad Al Maliki on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum on June 18, 2021, Qureshi expressed strong concerns on the latest Israeli strikes against Gaza after the recent ceasefire.

The Palestinian foreign minister briefed Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the latest situation in Palestinian Occupied Territories.

Dr. Riyad Al Maliki also conveyed deep appreciation on behalf of the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the people of Palestine to the Foreign Minister Qureshi for proactively taking up the case of Palestine at the UN General Assembly during the recent Israeli aggression against Gaza.

Both foreign ministers exchanged views on rising Islamophobia and agreed on the need for evolving a joint strategy to counter discrimination against all religious faiths, particularly against Muslims.

The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also extended an invitation to his Palestinian Counterpart to visit Pakistan, which the latter accepted the invitation and responded that he looked forward to visiting Pakistan in the near future.

Meanwhile, the two-day Antalya Diplomacy Forum has begun in the Turkish City of Antalya today with the theme ‘Innovative Diplomacy: New Era, New Approaches’.

The Antalya Diplomacy Forum is featuring high-level participation of political leaders, diplomats, thinkers, and academia for discussion on important thematic and international issues.

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