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PM Modi to visit Palestine in February

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During the visit, the Prime Minister will hold discussions on matters of mutual interest with their leaders, apart from participating in other events. This will be the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Palestine and Modi’s second visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after August 2015….reports Asian Lite News

The visit to Palestine comes after the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India this month. (File Photo: IANS)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make a historic visit to Palestine during a trip to the Middle East from February 9 to 12 that will take him to the UAE and Oman.

This will be the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Palestine and Modi’s second visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after August 2015.

“The Prime Minister will hold discussions on matters of mutual interest with their leaders, apart from participating in other events,” the External Affairs Ministry said on Saturday night.

Photo shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas speaks at the Joint Press Statement at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. (File Photo)

PM Modi’s visit to Palestine assumes huge significance in the sense that India was one of the first countries to recognise the state of Palestine in 1988. The visit to Palestine comes after the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India this month.

In Dubai, Modi will address the Sixth World Government Summit at which India has been extended ‘Guest of Honour’ status.

The UAE and Oman are home to large numbers of expatriate Indians whom Modi will meet.