ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Pakistan and Turkey have strongly
condemned the Israeli aggression against unarmed Palestinians and
their forced eviction from their homes.
This came at a meeting between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood
Qureshi and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara on
The two foreign ministers also decided to jointly raise voice against the
Israeli persecution of Palestinians. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said we will
not leave alone our Palestinian brothers.
He said the entire Muslim community is in a state of pain due to the
Israeli bombardment and the violence against Palestinians during
Ramadan-ul-Mubarak and Eidul-Fitr.
The minister said on the direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan, we
are observing a day of solidarity with our Palestinian brothers on
The Turkish Foreign Minister appreciated Foreign Minister Shah
Mahmood Qureshi s address at the OIC s Executive Committee at the
level of Foreign Ministers and Pakistan s continuous and robust support
to the oppressed Palestinians.
The Turkish Foreign Minister hosted a luncheon in the honour of
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
Earlier, FM Qureshi had arrived in Turkey on a special diplomatic
mission to raise voice for the Palestinians facing Israeli aggression.
At Ankara Airport, Ankara Deputy Governor Ismail Küreci, Pakistan’s
Ambassador to Turkey Syrus Sajjad Qazi and senior embassy officials
received the foreign minister.
From Turkey, the foreign minister will leave for New York along with
Turkish, Sudanese and Palestinian foreign ministers, on directive of
Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In New York, he will speak at the United Nations General Assembly
session, meet various dignitaries and hold talks with local and
international media representatives and present Pakistan’s views on
the situation in Palestine.
Meanwhile, the foreign minister who is in Turkey has said that contacts
are being established with different countries to get stopped the Israeli
persecution of Palestinians.
He said the Muslims residing in European countries must also play
their role in this regard.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the bombardment in Palestine has
resulted in power outage and affected the supplies of essential
commodities. He said it will be lamentable if the international
community remained silent on the Palestinian situation.
The Foreign Minister said Israel is further complicating the matter and
its bombardment is making it impossible for the Palestinians to access
the healthcare facilities.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said hurdles are being created so that the
Palestinian Foreign Minister could not attend the UN General Assembly
session. He said we will wait for the Palestinian Foreign Minister and
want him to accompany us for the session.