Sunday, 18 February, 2018

PM Modi, Palestine President witness exchange of MoUs between India and Palestine

Modi Travels to West Asia, Will Make Historic Prime Ministerial Visit to Palestine PM Modi in Palestine LIVE Updates: Modi to meet Palestine president Mahmoud Abbas today
Faye Gross | 11 February, 2018, 05:10

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a four-day tour to West Asian countries, arrived in Palestine and met Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday. It was conferred as a mark of recognition of Modi's contribution to the relationship between India and Palestine. The commendation acknowledged Modi's "support to our peoples right to independence and freedom so that peace prevails in the region".

The state-run Oman News Agency (ONA) announced the visit which comes " In the framework of close cooperation between the Sultanate and the friendly Republic of India", it said in a statement.

India's support for Palestine is "unbroken and unwavering". The people of Palestine have shown remarkable courage in the face of several challenges. He is the first prime minister of India to visit Palestine separately.

"PM Narendra Modi warmly received by Prime Minister of Jordan on his arrival in Amman".

Saying that Palestinians were ready to engage in dialogue, Abbas said he was counting on India's support for negotiations between Israel and Palestine. "Now we see them both as mutually independent and exclusive and as part of this policy the Prime Minister is undertaking this visit". Immediately after the bilateral discussions and the signing of the MoUs, Mr. Modi left for Amman from where he took a flight to the UAE. In December, India backed a United Nations resolution that opposed the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called the India-Israeli partnership "a marriage made in heaven".

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But he also stressed that he didn't think one vote affected the general trend of India-Israel relations, which he said was moving forward on many fronts.

Burj Khalifa lights up in the colours of the Indian national flag in honour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his delegation visiting the UAE. During his July 2017 visit to Israel, Modi did not travel to Ramallah. India has chose to de-hyphenate its policies to Israel and Palestine.

Since U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December, Abbas has been seeking global support for countries from Europe and the Middle East to be included as mediators between Palestine and Israel - efforts that the U.S. has led. PM Modi last visited the country in August 2015.

Abbas said "we count on India's role, as a world power with significant weight and status to contribute to achieving just and aspired peace in our region, due to its impact on world security and stability".

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