February 2, 2017 - 6:43pm
Bangladesh today reiterated its support to "two-state solution" involving Palestine and Israel and deplored the new Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory.
"Bangladesh also reaffirmed its everlasting support to Palestinian state," Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque said while briefing reporters after the official talks between the two countries.
PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim was present at the briefing.
The foreign secretary said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the Bangladesh side, while visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas headed his delegation during the talks held at the Prime Minister's Office in Dhaka this afternoon.
Noting that Palestine state now remains at a "critical moment", he said: "The two-state solution involving Palestine and Israel that we have been hearing for long time has become questionable due to Israeli aggression against Palestine."
Against this backdrop, Haque said, Bangladesh renewed its support to an international decision that adopted "two-state solution" meaning that Palestine and Israel would be separate states.
Simultaneously, Bangladesh reiterated its everlasting support to Palestinian people at different forums including the United Nations, the foreign secretary said.