New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a historic visit to Palestine starting Saturday. During his visit, he will hold a meeting with the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Apart from visiting Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the prime minister will also go to the Palestinian capital, Ramallah. In July 2017, he was on a three-day visit to Israel on a special invitation from his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, however, he did not visit Palestine then.
Modi will be in the UAE on February 10 and 11 and will address the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai. This will be Modi’s second visit to the UAE after August 2015.
According to authorities and business leaders, this visit of the Prime Minister signifies the special importance that India attaches to its ties with the oil-rich nation and will help in furthering cooperation in diplomatic, economic and security issues.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s second visit to UAE is an indication of the special importance we attach to the India- UAE relationship,” India’s Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri said.