Hope to see Palestine as a free country, says Modi after meeting Palestinian PM Mahmoud Abbas

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Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi today arrived in Palestine’s Ramallah, the headquarters of the Palestine National Authority, as a part of his three-nation tour.

The Indian PM and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas signed six memoranda of understanding (MOUs) that includes the setting up of a USD 30 million super speciality hospital in Beit Sahur.

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Three agreements in the education sector worth USD 5 million, one MoU for procurement of equipment and machinery for the National Printing Press and one for construction of a centre for empowering women were also signed.

Modi said that Palestine had always taken a “top spot in India’s foreign policy.”

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“India and Palestine’s relations have stood the test of time. Palestine has always taken a top spot in our foreign policy,” the Indian PM said at a joint press conference with President Mahmoud Abbas.

Modi said India hoped Palestine would become a free country peacefully and only dialogue could result in a solution to its conflict with Israel.

“I have assured President Abbas that India is bound by a promise to take care of Palestinian people’s interests. India hopes that soon Palestine will come a free country in a peaceful manner,” Modi said.

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