Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to visit Pakistan on Monday

Published: January 29, 2017
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This is the Palestinian president's third visit to the country during his tenure. PHOTO: AFP

This is the Palestinian president's third visit to the country during his tenure. PHOTO: AFP

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will arrive in Islamabad on a three-day visit on Monday.

According to the Foreign Office, this would be the Palestinian president’s third visit to the country during which he will be accompanied by a 17-member delegation including five ministers. President Abbas previously visited Pakistan in 2005 and 2013.

During his stay in the federal capital, he will hold one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, followed by sessions with other delegations.

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The visiting president and PM Nawaz will jointly inaugurate the newly constructed Palestinian embassy complex in the Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad.

The Palestinian leader and his delegation will also hold meeting with President Mamnoon Hussain. Bilateral political issues as well as issues of common interest will be discussed between the two.

Pakistan has always supported the creation of an independent and viable Palestinian state, with pre-1967 borders, with al Quds al Sharif as its capital. Pakistan has also extended support to the Palestinian struggle for their independent homeland at all international forums.

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  • Razia
    Jan 30, 2017 - 5:18PM

    Welcome! The Entire Nation stand behind you and all the Palestinian People. Recommend

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