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Modi to meet Palestine president Mahmoud Abbas today

10 February 2018

After becoming the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel, Narendra Modi is preparing to make history again with his visit to Ramallah, which is set for tomorrow.

Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Palestine, the first by an Indian premier, as "historic and important", Palestinian presidency today said, Modi and president Mahmoud Abbas will hold talks on the latest developments in the political process in the region as also other global issues of "common concern". He will also become the first to visit Palestine.

BJP's parliamentary meet was held today before as the Prime Minister had to leave for his 4-nation state visit to Palestine, Oman and UAE.

Earlier on Friday, Modi arrived in Jordon and met country's King Abdullah II.

The glossy compilation, given to BJP MPs at the parliamentary party meeting, describes Mr Modi as an unbeatable global legend and sheds light on worldwide media reports on his Davos visit for attending the World Economic Forum. The PM is expected to return to New Delhi on Monday late evening. Officials said Modi would highlight New Delhi's assistance to help build Palestinian capacity in the health, information technology, infrastructure and education sectors.

The two sides are building a India-Palestinian technology park in Ramallah, the Palestinians' seat of government, which will develop IT expertise and generate employment.

On Modi's travel to Palestine, external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the prime minister will travel to Palestine via Amman. "Usually, these visits are made after apprising both sides".

Modi to meet Palestine president Mahmoud Abbas today