FM Qureshi, along with foreign ministers of Turkey, Palestine, and Sudan, leaves for New York to bring global attention to Israeli atrocities in Palestine

The Foreign Ministers of Pakistan, Turkey, and Palestine depart together from Ankara for New York to participate in the UNGA meeting on Palestine.

After a two-day stop in Turkey, the Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, left for New York on Wednesday to bring the global community’s attention towards Israeli crimes in Palestine.

The foreign minister was accompanied by the Foreign Minister of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the Foreign Minister of Palestine, Dr. Riyad al-Maliki, and Foreign Minister of Sudan.

The Foreign Ministers of Pakistan, Turkey, and Palestine in the plane heading towards New York for the UNGA session.

Qureshi is scheduled to participate in the UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) emergency session to be held today, on the 20th of May.

In the meeting, Qureshi will express Pakistan’s stance on the Palestine issue and “raise his voice energetically to call for an end to atrocities being committed against innocent Palestinians.”

The foreign minister is also scheduled to meet the UNGA President, Volkan Bozkır, and other dignitaries.

The foreign minister will also engage media representatives and notify them regarding Pakistan’s stance on local and global matters.

Before boarding the flight with his Palestinian and Turkish counterparts, Qureshi tweeted: “Together, we will stand for the people of #Palestine at #UNGA75.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Qureshi held a meeting with the Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Maliki.

In the meeting, Qureshi “strongly condemned the Israeli forces’ aggression, the attack on Al Aqsa, and the forced removals of Palestinians from their homes.”

The Foreign Ministers of Pakistan, Turkey, and Palestine depart together from Ankara for New York to participate in the UNGA meeting on Palestine.

He also expressed his sadness at the “martyrdom of Palestinians, especially children.”

He assured Al-Maliki that the South Asian nation was determined to support the Palestinians’ struggle for their right to sovereignty.

For his part, Al-Malaki notified Qureshi about the situation in Palestine and efforts being made to bring about a reduction in violence.

He also appreciated Pakistan for its “clear, unambiguous and principled stance” on the Palestine issue.

Likewise, earlier yesterday, Qureshi also met with the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who said Turkey “appreciates Pakistan’s stance and efforts for the rights of oppressed Palestinians.”

The foreign minister, in turn, appreciated Erdoğan’s “clear and unambiguous stance” on the issues of Palestine and occupied Kashmir.

He also appreciated the Turkish president for the country’s “consistent and persuasive support” for Pakistan at all international fora regarding the Kashmir issue.

During the meeting, Qureshi and Erdoğan discussed bilateral relations as well as the situation in Palestine.

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