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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas due on 30th: FO

ISLAMABAD (DNA) -The President of the State of Palestine H.E. Mahmoud Abbas will be visiting Islamabad from 30 January 2017 to 01 February 2017. This would be his third visit to Pakistan. He has previously been to Pakistan in 2005 and 2013. He will be accompanied by a seventeen member delegation, including five Ministers.        

During the visitthe Palestinian President will have a one-on-one meeting with the Prime Minister of Pakistan followed by delegation-level talksSubsequently, the President of Palestine and the Prime Minister of Pakistan will jointly inaugurate the newly constructed Palestine Embassy Complex in the Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad.  

The Government of Pakistan had gifted a plot of land in 1992 for the construction of the Palestinian Embassy Complex. Subsequently, in 2013 Pakistan also contributed towards its construction.     

President Mahmoud Abbas and his delegation will meet the President of Pakistan, followed by a state banquet in his honourBilateral politicamatters as well as other issues of common interest will be discussed between the two Heads of State. 

The relations between Pakistan and Palestine have traditionally been strong. Pakistan has consistently supported the creation of an independent, viable and contiguous 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, in all international forums.






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