Pakistan urges Muslim countries to adopt united stance at UN over Palestine issue

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday held consultations with the envoys of a few Muslim countries to adopt a united stance at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for Palestine.

The foreign minister has arrived in New York to attend the emergency meeting of the UNGA on the Gaza predicament today. Israel has killed nearly 250 Palestinians and as per most reports, injured over 1,400 people since May 10.

Shah Mehmood, in a dinner hosted at the Pakistan Consulate General, discussed the grave situation in the Middle East with the permanent representatives of the OIC countries.

UNGA President Volkan Bozkir and the foreign ministers of Turkey, Palestine and Tunis were also present at the dinner.

He briefed the envoys about Pakistan’s efforts, urging them to adopt a unanimous stance at the UNGA.

In his address, the foreign minister highlighted the human rights violations being committed by Israeli security forces against innocent Palestinians.

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