Pakistan, Tunisia: We do not seek normalization of relations with Israel
The Tunisian Prime Minister has strongly rejected the normalization of relations with the Zionist regime. Additionally, the embassy of Pakistan in Tehran recently issued a statement indicating that recognition of Israeli regime is not even under consideration in Pakistan. Similarly, Niger had also previously rejected any claims that it is secretly trying to normalize ties with Israel.
Tunisian Prime Minister Hisham al-Mashishi has stated that normalizing ties with the Zionist regime is not on the agenda, according to the International Group of Young Journalists, quoting the BBC Arabic television channel.
"The option to normalize relations between the Maghreb and this regime was an independent decision by the Maghreb, but this option is not on our agenda," al-Mashishi remarked in a media interview about the possibility of normalizing relations with the Zionist regime.
He added: "Every country pursues an independent policy that seems to be better for its nation."
The Embassy of Pakistan in Tehran, similarly, issued an official statement, saying that the recognition of Israel is not under consideration.
In response to media inquiries, the Spokesperson categorically rejected baseless speculation concerning the possibility of recognition of the State of Israel by Pakistan.
The Spokesperson stressed that the Prime Minister’s statements in this context have been very clear and unequivocal. The Prime Minister has made it clear that unless a just settlement of the Palestine issue, satisfactory to the Palestinian people, is accomplished, Pakistan cannot recognize Israel.
Pakistan adamantly supports the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination. For just and lasting peace, it is essential to have a two-state solution in accordance with the relevant United Nations and OIC resolutions, with the pre-1967 borders, and Al-Quds Al-Sharif as the capital of a viable, independent and contiguous Palestinian State.
Niger is yet another African country that has recently responded to speculations about it seeking normalization of ties with Israel by rejecting all such baseless claims and remaining commited to the cause of the Palestinian people.