Patel reaffirms Pakistan will not recognize Israel


Pakistan stands by Palestine through thick and thin

Zubair Qureshi

Federal Minister for Health Abdul Qadir Patel has re-affirmed Pakistan’s stance that the country will not recognize Israel whatever the composition of the government, and that Pakistan’s leadership and people are with Palestine in all cases.

He expressed these views during a meeting with Assistant Minister for IR of palestine Imad Al-Zuhairi and Ambassador of the State of Palestine in pakistan Ahmad Jawad Rabei.

Al-Zuhairi briefed Minister Patel on the mission of the State of Palestine team for urgent intervention and response in the Dera Ismail Khan area and the work of the Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PECA) and its medical programmes, and discussed with him the possibilities of future cooperation to achieve the benefit of the two brotherly countries and peoples. Health Minister welcomed all forms of cooperation between the two countries and the exchange of experiences.

During the meeting, he announced the provision of 10 additional scholarships to study medicine in Pakistan for Palestinian students, and stressed that Pakistan would spare no effort in supporting the State of Palestine and its brotherly people in all fields.

Al-Zuhairi and Ambassador of Palestine also met at the headquarters of the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jaweed Ahmed Omrani in the presence of the Director General of the Middle East Department, and the official in charge of the Arab countries file in the ministry.

They presented a summary of the activities of the Palestinian intervention and urgent response team, which is supervised by the Palestinian International Cooperation Agency, which responded to the call and came to Pakistan to assist in relief efforts on the instructions of President Mahmoud Abbas as a gesture of loyalty and thanks from the Palestinian people to the Pakistan leadership and as a tribute to this country, which stood by the Palestinian people in the most difficult circumstances and the most delicate stages that our Palestinian people have gone through.

The First Undersecretary of the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated his country’s refusal to recognize Israel and their principled position that supports and supports the rights of the Palestinian people, leading to freedom and independence, and their enjoyment of all their rights by establishing their independent, sovereign state with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital as said by Pakistan’s founder Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.


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