Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-nation tour, has reached Palestine this afternoon. This trip makes him the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the west Asian country. He is scheduled to hold discussions with the country’s president and reaffirm India’s support for the Palestinian people and the development of Palestine.

The Prime Minister is also likely to announce the set-up of a super specialty hospital in the country’s capital Ramallah today. PM Modi has a packed travel plan this weekend with visits to the UAE and Oman, before he returns home on Monday.

Meanwhile, in special recognition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s contribution to relations between India and Palestine, President Mahmoud Abbas conferred ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’ after the conclusion of the bilateral meeting between the two leaders. “This is an honour for India and a symbol of Palestine’s friendship. I thank you on behalf of all Indians for this,” PM Modi said after receiving the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine.

On Friday, he reached Jordan’s capital Amman where he met King Abdullah II. Speaking about which the Prime Minister tweeted of having a wonderful meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, adding that the discussions will give great strength to India-Jordan bilateral relations.

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