FM Qureshi calls for a united Muslim front over Palestine issue
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called for Muslim countries to unite and present a united front and stance over Palestine issue.
FM Qureshi landed in New York to take part in the emergency meeting of United Nations General Assembly in connection with Palestine issue scheduled to be held on Thursday (today).
Shah Mahmood Qureshi was also accompanied by foreign ministers of Palestine, Sudan and Turkey.
Furthermore, FM Qureshi also hosted Foreign Ministers Mevlut Cavusoglu of Turkey, Riyad Al-Maliki of the State of Palestine, Othman Jerandi of Tunisia and UNGA President Volkan Bozkir at a dinner organized by Pakistan Consulate General.
Proud to join @MevlutCavusoglu as we stand united, shoulder to shoulder, with our brother FM Dr Riyad Al Maliki from Palestine. Together, we will stand for the people of #Palestine at #UNGA75#TogetherForPalestine pic.twitter.com/yXc7a2H7Oo
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) May 19, 2021
The foreign ministers exchanged views over the alarming situation in Palestine and Israeli bombing of Gaza which has led to a humanitarian crisis in the besieged Muslim territory.
During the meeting, FM Qureshi highlighted the need for Muslim countries to unite and present a unanimous stance and front over Palestine issue.
The actions that Pakistan has taken to begin is to forge unity within the country. You know, politics is polarized to have everybody on the same page and we have succeeded in that — the unanimous resolution has come out, said FM Qureshi.
According to the UNICEF chief, nearly 30,000 children have been displaced in the occupied Palestinian territory since 10 May.
More than 250 Palestinians have been martyred with another over 1,400 being wounded in indiscriminate Israeli attacks since May 10th.