Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas inaugurated the newly constructed Palestinian Embassy Complex here on Tuesday.
A ceremony in this record was held at the newly building of the Palestinian Complex where both the Prime Minister of Pakistan and Palestinian President jointly hoisted the Palestinian flag at the building.
The government of Pakistan had gifted a plot of land in 1992 for the construction of the Palestinian Embassy Complex at the Diplomatic Enclave.
Subsequently, in 2013 Pakistan also contributed towards its construction. Speaking on the occasion, President Mahmoud Abbas thanked Pakistan for its support on constitution of the embassy.
Referring to his meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, he said that he briefed the Prime Minister about the latest situation between Palestine and Israel, as well as about the “dangers” of moving Untied States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and its effect on settlement activities.
Talking about the bilateral relations between Pakistan and Palestine, he suggested that a joint committee should be constituted for strengthening the bilateral ties and making a platform for peace and prosperity.
He further said that the Prime Minister also informed him about the latest situation in the Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir.