ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 31st Jan, 2017 ) : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday inaugurated the newly constructed building of the Palestinian embassy here at the Diplomatic Enclave. Prime Minister Sharif and President Abbas jointly unveiled the plaque of the modern new Complex (Chancery and Ambassador Residence). Pakistan had donated the plot of land in 1992, besides contributing US $ one Million for the project.
President Mahmoud Abbas who is on a three-day visit to Pakistan conveyed his profound gratitude to the Government of Pakistan for its financial and technical assistance for completion of the project. He described it as a symbol of lasting Pakistan-Palestine friendship. Earlier the Palestinian President received Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the embassy. They warmly shook hands and hugged. A young girl presented him a bouquet. National anthems of the two countries were also played.
The Prime Minister later visited various sections of the embassy and appreciated the spacious interiors and the facade. A large number of Palestinian national were present at the event, they clapped hands and waved as the two leaders went past them. The two leaders preserved their views of the event by writing on the visitors book. They later cut a cake; decorated with large flags of Pakistan and Palestine. Leader of House in the Senate Raja Zafar ul Haq and Minister for Safron Lt Gen Qadir Baloch were present on the occasion.