Dhaka for urgent, meaningful initiatives to resolve Palestine issue

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Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali receives Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka as he made a stopover on his way to Tokyo Sunday. – BSS photo

Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali receives Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka as he made a stopover on his way to Tokyo Sunday. – BSS photo

Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali on Sunday urged world leaders to take ‘urgent and meaningful initiatives’ to resolve the Palestine issue as he reaffirmed the unwavering commitment of Bangladesh to the Palestinian people for their struggle for an independent homeland.
He made the call when Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas briefed him on the updates of the Israeli atrocities on Palestinian people and longstanding impasse on the way to peace process during a meeting at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the early hours of today.
The Palestinian president made a hours-long stopover at the airport early today on his way to Japan as part of his three nation South Asia tour, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha reports.
During the meeting, they exchanged views on different bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest when Bangladesh’s foreign minister conveyed greetings from president Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina to the Palestinian president.
Mahmood Ali said prime minister Sheikh Hasina is always vocal in the UN, OIC, NAM and other international forums in support of Palestinian causes.
Terming Bangladesh as an ‘unflinching proponent’ of Palestinian just causes, the Palestinian president expressed deep gratitude of the people and the government of Palestine to Bangladesh for its continued support and assistance to Palestine.
Mahmoud Abbas also expressed sincere thanks for offering opportunities of higher studies for a good number of students as well as training of armed forces members of Palestine in Bangladesh.
At the meeting, Bangladesh foreign minister extended an invitation to the Palestinian president and also to his Palestinian counterpart to pay bilateral visits to Bangladesh to witness the enormous goodwill of the people of Bangladesh for Palestine.
Earlier, foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali received Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and the members of his entourage around 12:35am at the VVIP terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid and senior foreign ministry officials accompanied the minister.
Officials from the embassy of Palestine were also present to receive the Palestinian president.
President Mahmoud Abbas, with his delegation, left Dhaka for Tokyo around 2:30am.

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