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Pakistan wants continuity of JCPOA

Islamabad, Pakistan says that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a very good example of successful diplomacy and should be kept alive.

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Muhammad Faisal responding to a question posed by IRNA at his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday said that Pakistan wants continuity of this agreement.

Earlier he had said that international treaties and agreements concluded through painstaking negotiations are sacrosanct.

We have noted the willingness of the parties to the Agreement to work together on upholding their respective commitments as stipulated in the JCPOA, despite the US decision to withdraw from it, he said.

He added: 'We had welcomed the JCPOA when it was concluded and hope that all parties will find a way for its continuation, especially when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repeatedly verified Iran's compliance.'

In his opening remarks Muhammad Faisal said Pakistan has noted with grave concern that despite calls by the international community to comply with UN General Assembly and Security Council resolutions on the two-state solution, the US has moved its Embassy to the Holy City of Jerusalem.

This represents a violation of international law and several United Nations Security Council resolutions, in particular resolutions 476 and 478, he said.

He added that the Government and people of Pakistan stand firmly with the Palestinian people and renew the call for 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 as its capital.

He further said the Government of Pakistan strongly condemns the merciless killings and injuries to innocent unarmed Palestinian civilian protesters by the occupying authorities.


he protests are a consequence of the relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in opposition to the position of the United Nations and under international law.

Pakistan calls on the United Nations and the international community to investigate and bring to end the use of force, which has resulted in causalities of innocent Palestinian civilians, including women, children and the elderly, said the spokesperson.

He added that the 4th meeting of Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) was held in Islamabad on May 14 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The official said in pursuance of the seven principles agreed upon in the meeting between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during his visit to Kabul on 6 April 2018, the two sides finalized the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).

He went on to say that APAPPS provides a framework to deepen interaction in all spheres of bilateral engagements. It is also a mechanism for finding solutions to bilateral areas of concern

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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