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FM Shah Mahmood presents a symbolic gift to his Palestinian counterpart

On an official visit to Turkey, FM Shah Mahmood presented a T-shirt with "Ay Arze Palestine Mey Bhi Hazır Hoon" (O the land of Palestine I also stand with you) to the FM of Palestine.

On an official visit to Turkey to attend the Antalya Diplomacy Forum, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi presented a T-shirt with “Ay Arze Palestine Mey Bhi Hazır Hoon” (O the land of Palestine I also stand with you) to the Foreign Minister of Palestine.

In a tweet, he said, “Following emergency session of #UNGA75 last month, good to meet brother FM Dr. Riyad Al Maliki again. I reaffirmed Pakistan’s unwavering support for Palestine; for the realization of the right to self-determination & all other fundamental rights of the people of Palestine.”

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Dr. Riaz al-Maliki briefed on the law and order situation in Palestine, and on behalf of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood expressed “unwavering support” to the Palestine cause to realize the right to self-determination and all other fundamental rights of the people of Palestine.

The two-day Antalya Diplomacy Forum begins in the Turkish city of Antalya today (Friday) with the theme ‘Innovative Diplomacy: New Era, New Approaches.’

FM Qureshi will attend the Forum at the invitation of The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavusoglu, where he will be highlighting Pakistan’s vision for regional cooperation, economic development, and connectivity.

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At the Forum, political leaders, diplomats, thinkers, and academia will address important thematic and international issues while on the sidelines; FM Qureshi is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts and key regional and international partners.

During the visit, FM Qureshi also exchanged views with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein in follow up to their meeting in Iraq last month.

Both the leaders exchanged on the Afghanistan Peace Process, a diversity of bilateral relations, and the imperative for peace in Palestine. The Foreign Minister further invited Fuad Hussein to visit Pakistan in August.

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Shah Mahmood has been exceptionally active the last couple of months, especially since the situation in Palestine got worse after the Sheikh Jarrah incident.

His actions have received much acclaim both nationally and internationally, and this has been another significant move in improving Pakistans Optics in the global arena.