Jerusalem, Feb 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Palestine. He is likely to announce a new super specialty hospital in the city of Ramallah. Modi will also hold the talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to reiterate India’s support in developing the West Asian nation. PM Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the country. Notably, the PM is on a three-nation visit to UAE, Oman and Palestine. Also Read - Modi Confident Reforms in Past Months Will Boost Manufacture & Agriculture; Says Everyone to Get Vaccine Shots
Ministry of External officials said the focus of the visit will be on developing the infrastructure facilities to the people of Palestine. “The focus of PM’s visit would be to provide infrastructure and facilities that are not available to the people of Palestine,” NDTV quoted a ministry official as saying. Also Read - Bihar Polls: Rahul Gandhi Accuses PM Modi of Not Talking About Problems Like Unemployment Faced by Our Country
The ministry further added that India has made its position very on the issue of Palestine that both countries should resolve the dispute mutually. “The Indian government through this visit has made its stand on the Israel-Palestine issue very clear; relationships with both are independent of each other and mutually exclusive. It is up to the two sides to settle the dispute between them without interference from outside,” the official added. Also Read - Save Bihar From 'Jungle Raj': PM Modi Slams Lalu's RJD at Darbhanga Rally
PM Modi will be laying a wreath at the Mausoleum of Late President Yasser Arafat. After paying homage to Yasser Arafat at the Mausoleum, the Prime Minister will take a short tour, accompanied by Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, of the Yasser Arafat Museum located adjacent to the Mausoleum.
PM Modi will be received by President Mahmoud Abbas before the ceremonial welcome in the compound of the Presidential Headquarters, also known as Muqata’a.
The Presidential Headquarters in Ramallah also houses the Office of the President, offices of Advisors to President, in addition to the headquarters of the Presidential Guard.
After Palestine, the Prime Minister would visit United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. The Prime Minister will leave for the UAE on Sunday and then on the final leg, to Muscat on February 11.