Selin ATAY-TDO- On Trump's Middle East peace plan, “We renew our call for the establishment of a viable, independent and contiguous state of Palestine, on the basis of internationally agreed parameters, the pre-1967 borders, and with Al-Quds Al-Sharif (Jerusalem) as its capital”, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Pakistan’s call came in the wake of U.S. President Donald’s formal announcement of his long-awaited Israel-Palestine plan.
“Pakistan continues to support a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue through dialogue and negotiations which leads to the realization of the legitimate rights of the Palestinians, including the right of self-determination,” the statement added.
Islamabad said it consistently supported a two-state solution, as enshrined in the relevant UN Security Council and General Assembly Resolutions.
Trump unveiled its so-called “Deal of the Century” at the White House on Tuesday alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
His plan has overwhelmingly eschewed the international consensus on the conflict, denying Palestinian refugees their right to return and enormously shrinking their borders within the West Bank while legitimizing Israeli settlements that are illegal under international law.
Trump’s plan unilaterally annuls previous UN resolutions on the Israel-Palestine dispute and recognizes illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.