Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi important statement after Israel - UAE peace deal and Palestine cause

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Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi important statement after Israel - UAE peace deal and Palestine cause

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday reaffirmed its call for an independent Palestinian state under the United Nations' (UN) resolutions, a few days after Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates inked peace deals to normalise ties with Israel.

Pakistan reaffirms stand on Palestine of [two] state solution as enshrined in UN resolutions," Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said in a tweet.

"Palestinian's right to self determination is inalienable [and] we renew call for establishment of independent State of Palestine on basis of internationally agreed parameters with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as capital," he added.

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According to the normalisation deal link, Israel has pledged to suspend its planned annexation of Palestinian lands in exchange for normalisation of ties with the UAE.

But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed that did not mean Israel was abandoning plans to annex the Jordan Valley and Jewish settlements across the occupied West Bank.

The agreement was the product of lengthy discussions between Israel, the UAE and the United States that accelerated recently, White House officials said.