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PM Modi on a 3 Nations Visit

The Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi is on a 3 Nation visit to Palestine, UAE and Oman. This visit has been planned with an agenda of strengthening India's engagement with the West Asian and the Gulf region.
PM Modi on a 3 Nations visit
  • This will be his fifth visit to the West Asian region since 2015.

Highlights of his visit

  • Modi will first visit Jordan on 9th February 2018 which is a pit-stop in his tour to Palestine, the UAE, and Oman. 
  • He is scheduled to meet King Abdullah II in Amman.
  • The three-nation tour will include his first-ever prime ministerial visit to Palestine, where he will hold discussions with President Mahmoud Abbas. 
  • Modi’s Palestine visit will begin on 10 February after transiting through Jordan.
  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had met Modi last year and had invited him to visit Palestine.
  • President Abbas has mentioned that he would discuss the possible role India can play in enhancing peace in the region.
  • A formal discussion would be held between the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
  • Efforts would be made to reach to a final agreement based on international consensus and resolutions, in which India and other countries can be part of.
  • The Indian Prime Minister will lay a wreath at the memorial for Yasser Arafat, who headed the Palestine Liberation Organization and later also headed the Palestinian National Authority till his death in 2004.
  • Over at least five decades, New Delhi has consistently supported the Palestinian cause, recognising it as a state in 1988.
  • He will then head on to the UAE, where he will address the 6th edition of the World Government Summit.
  • PM Modi will meet the Sultan of Oman on the evening of 11 February.
  • On the final day of his visit on 12 February, PM Modi will interact with Omani industry players.
  • Energy and security cooperation will be the top agenda of PM Modi's visit, along with trade and investments and counter-terror efforts. During his visit, Modi will also meet Indian expatriates in the UAE and in Oman.
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