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Pakistan announces three-million-dollar aid for Palestine

Written by: Staff

Islamabad, June 7 (UNI) Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid M Kasuri today announced a three-million-dollar financial assistance for the Palestinian Authority and said his government would continue to extend ''unstinting'' moral, political and diplomatic support to the Palestinian people.

Kasuri made the announcement during a meeting with the Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Al Zahar, who arrived here on a two-day official visit today.

The Foreign Minister reiterated Pakistan's complete solidarity with the people of Palestine in their quest for statehood.

Pakistan, which established its first direct contact with Israel last September in Turkey at the foreign ministers level, continues to link recognition of the Jewish state by it with the withdrawal of Israeli troops from all the occupied territories and creation of a Palestinian state with Al-Quds-al-Sharif as its capital.

Kasuri, however, called for unity among the Palestinian ranks, adding that Palestinians objective achieve their aspirations is possible onlt if they are united.

He hoped that the new government in Palestine would enter into a constructive dialogue with all stake-holders to move the peace process forward.


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