ISLAMABAD: President of the State of Palestinian Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday has inaugurated Palestinian Embassy in Islamabad. Speaking at a joint press stakeout with President Mahmoud Abbas after their talks, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said ensuring peace in the Middle East cannot be achieved without just settlement of the Palestine-Israeli dispute. 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. The visiting dignitary also introduced his 17-member delegation including five ministers to the Prime Minister. Later, the two sides proceeded for one-on-one meeting. This is the third visit of President Abbas to Pakistan, who earlier visited the country in 2005 and 2013.