Pakistan reacts to Israel, UAE agreement

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday said the agreement between the UAE and Israel for normalization of diplomatic ties will have far-reaching implications.

A statement issued by the government said, “We have noted the Joint statement announcing agreement of UAE and Israel to have full normalization of relations.”

The statement said Pakistan has an abiding commitment to the full realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to self-determination.

“Peace and stability in the Middle East region is also Pakistan’s key priority. For a just, comprehensive and lasting peace, Pakistan has consistently supported a two-state solution in accordance with the relevant UN and OIC resolutions as well as international law,” the statement said.

It added, “Pakistan’s approach will be guided by our evaluation of how Palestinians’ rights and aspirations are upheld and how regional peace, security and stability are preserved”.

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