Palestinian Prez to arrive on three-day visit to Pak today

| Updated: Jan 30, 2017 16:39 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 30 (ANI): Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas will arrive on a three-day visit to Pakistan on Monday during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. This will be his third visit to Pakistan. He had previously visited the country in 2005 and 2013. President Abbas will be accompanied by a seventeen member delegation, including five ministers, said an official release. Besides holding delegation-level talks, the visiting President and Prime Minister Sharif will jointly inaugurate the newly-constructed Palestine Embassy Complex in the Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad. The Pakistan Government 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 Abbas and his delegation will also meet Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain followed by a state banquet in his honour. Bilateral political matters 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 in all international forums to the Palestinian struggle for their independent homeland. (ANI)