June 21, 2018

PM Modi To Address Indian Community In Dubai

11 February 2018, 02:22 | Taylor George

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The agreements include building a hospital in Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem, at the cost of $29 million and the construction of an India Palestine Center for empowering women at a cost $5 million.

Modi and his entourage had flown in by helicopter from Jordan, landing near Abbas's Ramallah headquarters and laying a wreath at the mausoleum of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

PM Narendra Modi greets the Indian community at the iconic Dubai Opera in Abu Dhabi.

The Indian Foreign Ministry said that the goal of the "historic visit" was to express India's commitment to "deepening ties with Palestine".

Jawaharlal Nehru who visited the region by virtue of being India's first Prime Minister from 1947-1962. We believe a permanent solution is possible with dialogue. "Only diplomacy and farsightedness can break the cycle of violence and free it from the baggage of the past", Modi said.

Palestinian leader, while visiting New Delhi in May 2017, expressed desire that India play important role in influencing Israelis and other stake holders for peaceful resolution of the crisis. Mr. Ansari, whose grandparents migrated to Jerusalem in the 1920s, was invited by President Abbas to meet Mr. Modi. India had recognised Israel as a state way back in 1950 but did the same with Palestine only in 1988.

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Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump's Jerusalem move causing loss of mediator's credibility in the Middle East crisis has given a fillip to India's position in the global arena. Ahead of his four-day visit, PM Modi had called the relations with Middle East and West Asia a priority for India.

Prior to this visit, Modi said that he has "de-hyphenated" relations with Palestine and Israel, establishing "mutually independent and exclusive relations with both partners". The first visit by any Indian Prime Minister to Palestine is turning into a moment of great pride for a nation of 1.3 billion. It was conferred as a mark of recognition of Modi's contribution to the relationship between India and Palestine. Kumar also tweeted a picture of Modi hugging the King.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting with Jordan King Abdullah II.

After completing his engagements in Dubai, Modi will leave for Oman on the third and final leg of his tour.

Mr Modi paid tributes to martyred soldiers at Wahat Al Karama, UAE's war memorial in Abu Dhabi this morning.

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