Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Jordan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Jordan

"We are receiving PM Modi in a historic visit that will demonstrate the strong ties and relations between the Palestinian people and the brotherly Indian people", President Abbas said to PTI.

After arriving in the nation, PMO India tweeted: " Landed in Amman.

Prime Minister Modi's visit to Palestine comes a month after India hosted Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

India was one of the earliest champions of the Palestinian cause but in recent years turned to Israel for high-tech military equipment and anti-terrorism cooperation.Under Modi, whose nationalist party sees Israel as a natural ally against Islamist extremism, ties have flourished. Besides hitting out at Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also conveyed it to party workers, ministers to focus more on government schemes, farmers and middle class keeping in view the upcoming election in several states and General Election 2019.

While briefing reporters on the planned highlights of Modi's visit tomorrow, Kumar recalled the history of the martyrs' memorial, which houses 31 commemorative panels that signify the solidarity between the UAE's people and leadership. India has consistently voted in favour of resolutions supporting the Palestinian cause at worldwide forums, an issue that has bothered strategic partner Israel.

Prime Minister Modi will be accompanied by his Palestinian counterpart Rami Hamdallah.

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It is "nothing but a purge of the political opposition, the judiciary and the parliament", she said in a post on Twitter. He had been set to run for re-election this year virtually unopposed, with all of his opponents either jailed or exiled.

Modi will then be received by President Abbas before the ceremonial welcome at the Muqata'a.

The breakfast meeting was attended by PM Modi, Shah, and other top party leaders including Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Lal Krishna Advani.

After Palestine, the Prime Minister would visit United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. "This will provide us with another platform to tell them about the possibility of investing in India", he said in conclusion.

The UAE targets to invest $75 billion in India's infrastructure development.

The UAE is home to more than 3.5 million Indians - the biggest Indian diaspora in the world, and 1,706 flights weekly operate between the two countries.

A senior government official said they were yet to receive any official communication about the PM's visit.

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