Ramallah (West Bank): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday batted for a sovereign and independent Palestine in his maiden visit to the country, also the first by an Indian Prime Minister.
“I have assured President Abbas that India is committed to the Palestinian people’s interests,” Modi said during a joint address.
He said India hopes for return of peace in this region. “We know that it’s not easy, but we should keep striving because a lot is at stake,” he said.
The two sides also signed agreements worth around USD 50 million that includes setting up of a USD 30 million super specialty hospital after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received Prime Minister Modi in an official ceremony at the presidential compound, also known as Muqata’a, in Ramallah – the Palestinian seat of government.
On his part, President Abbas acknowledged that the …