Islamabad: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will visit Pakistan on February 16 on a three-day official visit, Pakistan’s Foreign Office said on Thursday.
Giving a routine weekly press briefing, the FO Spokesman Moazzam Khan said that the Palestinian president would also meet his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari in his vist.
This will be Abbas’ second visit to Pakistan in three years. He had extensive talks over Israeli aggression against Palestinian people with President Zardari during his first visit in 2010.
Responding to the issue of Gwader post, the spokesman said that the Pakistan was mulling over on the way to handover the Gwader port to China, one of its trusted friends in the world.
On the news of Indian concern over the handover of Gwader Port to China, Khan said that it was the matter between Pakistan and China and no one was allowed to interfere in it.
Moazzam Khan also said that Pakistan had released 28 Afghan Taliban prisoners from its jail in the process of boosting the peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government.