PM Modi Likely To Announce Super-Specialty Hospital In Palestine Today

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Modi will reach here tomorrow from Palestine and then will have bilateral engagements in Abu Dhabi followed by a banquet, India's ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri said.

Describing India as a "very respected country in the worldwide arena", the 82-year-old Palestinian President said that India can have a possible role in creating a multilateral forum of negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis to reach a final agreement.

The next day, he will meet members of the Indian community, which numbers around 3.3 million in the Gulf nation, and lay the foundation stone of a temple via video link.


Addressing a meeting of the Party's Parliamentary meeting in the library building in the morning, Mr Modi said after assuming office in 2014, the government has taken several steps to increase the pace of economic progress of the country and performed in a consistent manner for the poor and the ryots. "This visit will culminate the historic ties between the two brotherly people, and will help in increasing and strengthening these ties that we possess", he said. He will also hold discussions with President Mahmoud Abbas and reaffirm India's support for the Palestinian people and the development of the state. The Palestinian Presidency, in a pre-arrival welcome statement, has described the upcoming visit as "historic and significant".

The fourth aspect, according to Bhaskar, is India's continuous support to the Palestinian cause at various worldwide fora. Modi's visit to Palestine comes less than a month after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's India trip.

The presidency announced that president Abbas and his guest, the Indian prime minister, will hold a session of important talks, which will address the latest developments in the political process in the region because of India's global stature, it said. "They are also looking at ports, logistic centres and food parks".

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