New Delhi, February 10, 2018 (TMC Desk) “Visit to Palestine: This is a historic visit that will lead to stronger bilateral cooperation.” Tweeted Narendra Modi on his visit to Palestine. He tweeted this in Arabic.
الوصول الى فلسطين .هذة زيارة تاريخية سوف تقود الى تعاون ثنائي اقوى. pic.twitter.com/NMCIjK8OMx
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 10, 2018
According to NDTV report, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Palestine, starting his short but hugely symbolic visit to Ramallah city, the headquarters of the Palestine National Authority. PM Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to step on Palestinian soil, will spend around three hours in Palestine on this visit that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, has described as “significant”. PM Modi had skipped Palestine when he had visited Israel in July last year to signal his government’s decision to treat New Delhi’s relations with the two countries as “mutually independent and exclusive”. In Ramallah that serves as the de facto capital of Palestine, PM Modi headed straight to the memorial of former President Yasser Arafat where he laid a wreath. He also took a tour of the Yasser Arafat Museum.
“We have de-hyphenated our relations with Palestine and Israel and now we see them both as mutually independent and exclusive and as part of this policy the prime minister is undertaking this visit,” NDTV quoted B Bala Bhaskar, joint secretary in the foreign ministry.
Modi will likely announce to setup a super speciality hospital in Ramallah.
Modi will also visit UAE and Oman and will hold talks with Indian diaspora who are in millions in these two nations.