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Pakistan calls for ‘credible’ peace process leading to independent Palestinian state

Pakistan has called on international community to push for rekindling the hopes of peace in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a meaningful negotiating process.

Speaking at a meeting on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Foreign Minister Jalil Abbass Jilani said any meaningful and viable negotiation process must run in parallel with the improvement in the lives of the Palestinian people.

The meeting was sponsored by Saudi Arabia, the Arab League, Egypt and Jordan to reinvigorate the Middle East peace process.

Jalil Abbass Jilani said Pakistan strongly supports the revival of a credible peace process to achieve the objective of two-state formula, involving the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian State, living alongside Israel, within recognized and accepted pre-1967 boundaries and with Al Quds al Sharif as its capital.

He said the major hurdle for a long-term sustainable political process is the settlement activity by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

He said it violates international law, vitiates the atmosphere conducive for negotiations and mutes the voices of peace and compassion.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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