Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, Anwaar-ul Haq Kakar, met with the President of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, on Friday in Riyadh. During the discussion, both leaders emphasized the importance of global cooperation to prevent the escalation of violence by Israel.
The meeting occurred during the Extraordinary Summit of the OIC, called to address the critical circumstances in occupied Palestine arising from the Israeli occupation forces’ aggression in both Gaza and the West Bank.
More than 11,000 people have been killed in Israeli bombings since Oct 7 when Hamas shocked Israel with unprecedented cross-border attacks.
PM Kakar, conveying the unflinching solidarity of Pakistan with the Palestinian people, strongly denounced the indiscriminate use of force by Israeli occupation forces and the bombing of hospitals, refugee camps, schools and residential buildings, resulting in the loss of thousands of precious lives and forced displacement of Palestinian families.
President Abbas acknowledged Pakistan’s show of solidarity during this challenging time and praised its unwavering position on the Palestinians’ right to self-determination.