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Pakistan & Turkey will jointly move to UN for urgent meeting on Palestine issue: FM
May 13, 2021

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Pakistan and Turkey have decided to jointly move the United Nations for an urgent meeting of UN General Assembly on the Palestine issue to stop horrendous brutalities of Israeli army targeting Palestinians.

Talking to newsmen after Eid prayers in Multan today [Thursday], he said the whole Pakistani nation stands united on the issues of Kashmir and Palestine.

The Foreign Minister said that both countries have adopted a joint strategy to convene a ministerial level meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation to develop consensus among the 57 Muslim countries to convene an urgent UNGA meeting on the Palestine issue.

He strongly condemned the brutal acts of violence by Israeli forces targeting Palestinian worshippers at Al-Aqsa mosque, forced eviction of Palestinians from Al-Jarrah neighbourhood and air strike on Gaza city targeting civilians including children.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that he is also tasked by Prime Minister to talk to his Turkish counterpart today.

He said that they have presented proposal that the Arab League should convene an urgent ministerial level meeting of OIC on Palestine issue to unite the 57 Muslim countries.

Shah Mahmood said that the Palestine issue has also been discussed at the UN Security Council and hoped it will be discussed further.

He said that mobilizing Muslim Ummah and international public opinion is vital to secure peace and protect rights of the oppressed.