Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday held a telephonic conversation with President of Egypt Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and exchanged views on the issue of Palestine.
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister Office (PMO), the premier appreciated the important role played by Egypt and its leadership in the cessation of hostilities in Palestine.
Condemning strongly the Israeli aggression against innocent Palestinians, especially women and children, and the sacrilege of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the holy month of Ramazan, PM Imran stressed the importance of the early and just resolution of the Palestine issue, the statement added.
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He termed the current situation in Gaza as Palestinians living in “open prison”, it added.
In this regard, according to PMO, the prime minister called for total withdrawal of Israeli forces from Occupied Palestinian Territories including Jerusalem; restitution of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people including their right to self-determination and the right of return to Palestine and the establishment of an independent, viable and contiguous Palestinian State, as part of a two-state solution, with pre-1967 borders, with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.
The official statement also said that the premier laid emphasis on the importance of solidarity among the Muslim Ummah, and adopting a collective approach especially through the OIC platform, for safeguarding the rights of Muslims, particularly those living under foreign occupation.
Outlining the recent efforts made by Pakistan in amplifying the voice of the Palestinian people, the communique added, PM Imran reaffirmed Pakistan’s continued support for the just settlement of the Palestinian issue.
President Sisi invited the prime minister to visit Egypt, while the premier renewed his invitation to Sisi to visit Pakistan.
It was agreed to continue with the momentum of high-level exchanges to further strengthen bilateral political and economic ties between the two countries.