ISLAMABAD –  Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority has arrived in Islamabad on a three-day visit.

President Abbas is accompanied by a seventeen-member delegation including five ministers. It is his third visit to Pakistan as he had previously been to the country in 2005 and 2013.

During the visit, the Palestinian President will have one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif followed by delegation level talks, according to a press release of the Foreign Office on Sunday.

Pakistan extends support to Palestine for an independent state and has voiced its stance on different international platforms.

The government of Pakistan had gifted a plot of land in 1992 to Palestine for the construction of an embassy, the same one that is likely to be inaugurated.