Saturday, 24 February, 2018

Modi embarks on 4-day West Asia visit

PM Modi On A'Historic Visit Palestine Today Live Updates PM Modi met the Prime Minister of Jordan on Friday
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Ramallah in Palestine on 10 February, the ministry of external affairs said on Monday.

Modi met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and together they visited the memorial of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, where the Indian PM paid his tribute. No Indian prime minister has done so much for #India's image overseas than him.

Kumar called it "history in the making".

Modi arrived here on the first leg of his tour of three West Asian countries, including Palestine.

Noting that Oman was a close maritime neighbour with whom India enjoys excellent relations, Modi had said ahead of his visit, "I shall also interact with leading businesspersons of Oman on developing stronger economic and business links with India".

"I want to thank His Highness Crown Price on behalf of 125 crore Indians for the grand temple which will be constructed", said PM Modi in Abu Dhabi.

After holding talks with Abbas, Modi said he had assured the Palestinian leader that "India is bound by a promise to take care of Palestinian people's interests".

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Earlier in July past year, PM Modi in an interview to "Israel Hayom" had said, "India believe in a two-state solution in which both Israel and a future Palestinian state coexist peacefully".

In 2015, then President Pranab Mukherjee had flown to Tel Aviv in Israel and traveled by road to Ramallah. While his transit from Jordan to Palestine, PM Modi was chauffered in Royal Jordanian helecopters which were accompanied by Israel choppers as well.

"We have not and will not reject negotiations ever and we have said and we still say that we are ready to engage in negotiations, the formation of a multi-lateral mechanism that is produced by an global peace convention is the most ideal way to broker such negotiations", the 82-year-old Palestinian leader said.

Speaking to the Indian community amid "Modi.Modi" chants, the Indian Prime Minister said, "After many years, India's relations with other countries have become so vibrant and vast".

The first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi will come up on 55,000 square metres of land, according to India's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Navdeep Suri.

He was welcomed in the capital Abu Dhabi by Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, local media reported.

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