By Abid Siddique Chaudhry
ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation with the Palestinian President, Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, today, to discuss the ongoing situation in Palestine.
Prime Minister Imran Khan reaffirmed Pakistan’s steadfast support for the rights of Palestinian people and their legitimate struggle.
The Prime Minister strongly condemned the attacks on innocent worshippers in Al-Aqsa Mosque and lethal air strikes by Israel in Gaza, resulting in the death of so many civilians, including children. The Prime Minster reassured President Abbas of Pakistan’s efforts in mobilizing the international community against such flagrant violations of human rights and international law. He re-affirmed Pakistani leadership’s complete support during this time of crisis.
President Abbas welcomed Pakistan’s support and appreciated Pakistani leadership’s response and its statements condemning Israel’s attacks in Gaza and Al-Aqsa Mosque. He briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan on the most recent developments and exchanged views on future actions.
The two leaders agreed to continue to closely engage on the ongoing situation.