Palestinian President Abbas given guard of honour at PM House

PM welcomes Palestenian President

ISLAMABAD: Palestinian President Mehmood Abbas was warmly welcomed at Prime Minister House in Islamabad today (Tuesday). He was presented with a guard of honour at the prime minister house in Islamabad.
The Palestinian leader arrived in the capital on Monday night for a three-day official visit, while addressing a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, PM Nawaz said, Pakistani people and government have always stood with the Palestinian brothers. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan will continue to show diplomatic and moral support towards Palestine. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, “Ensuring peace in the Middle East cannot be achieved without a just settlement of the Palestine-Israeli dispute.” He called for the implementation of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions calling for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from occupied territory. Nawaz Sharif referred to the newly constructed Palestinian embassy building in Islamabad and said the project would be a symbol of our brotherly relations. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas thanked Pakistan for its steadfast support for the cause of Palestinian people besides financial assistance and scholarships for Palestinian students in Pakistani universities. Mahmoud Abbas said that he briefed the Prime Minister of Pakistan on the latest developments in respect of Middle East crisis including Israeli settlements and the US decision to shift its embassy to Jerusalem.