ISLAMABAD, May 15 (ANNEX): Foreign Minister Mahdum Shah Mahmoud Qureshi spoke by telephone with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Hassan Shukri on Saturday and discussed the rapidly evolving situation in Palestine.
Minister Qureshi expressed deep concern and dismay over the desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third largest Muslim site.
He strongly condemned the attacks by Israeli forces against innocent Palestinians, including children.
Foreign Minister Qureshi expressed concerns about the rapidly deteriorating situation and stressed the need for regional powers and the international community to play their part in de-escalating the tense situation.
He thanked Egypt for its positive role and efforts in the name of peace. He also exchanged views on how the OIC can play a constructive role in protecting the Palestinians.
Foreign Minister Shukri thanked Pakistan for reaching out to brotherly Muslim countries and making efforts to restore peace in the region.
He briefed Foreign Minister Qureshi on the latest developments and briefed on Egypt’s efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the tense situation.
The foreign ministers of the two countries agreed to prioritize de-escalation of the situation and decided to continue close communication on this issue.
Minister Qureshi continues to communicate with his counterparts from key countries about the situation in Palestine. He has already held telephone conversations with the foreign ministers of Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Afghanistan and China.
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