Narendra Modi Palestine, UAE, Oman visit: Key takeaways from PM’s 3-nation tour

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Published: February 11, 2018 4:25:45 PM

Narendra Modi Palestine, UAE, Oman visit: Modi visited UAE for the second time after his 2015 trip to the country. On Sunday, PM Modi paid tribute to Emirati soldiers at Wahat Al Karama memorial.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a three-nation tour to the Gulf-West Asia. (Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a three-nation tour to the Gulf-West Asia. PM on Friday had arrived in Jordan on the first leg of his tour of the three West Asian countries, including Palestine, during which he held talks on deepening cooperation in strategic areas such as security and trade. This was an startegically important visit as it makes PM Modi the first Prime Minister of India to undertake an official tour to Palestine. Modi visited UAE for the second time after his 2015 trip to the country. On Sunday, PM Modi paid tribute to Emirati soldiers at Wahat Al Karama memorial. Today, he witnessed the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the first Hindu temple in the capital of the UAE, home to over three million people of Indian origin. From the UAE, Modi will travel to Oman. The Prime Minister will leave for Muscat on February 11 on the final leg, before returning to Delhi the following day. Here take a look at key takeaways from PM’s visit, country wise:

• PM Modi began his tour from Palestine on February 10 after transiting through Jordan.
• PM Modi arrived at Ramallah in Palestine on Day 1 following which he laid a wreath at Mausoleum of Late President Yasser Arafat.
• This was an iconic visit as this visit makes PM Modi the first Prime Minister of India to undertake an official tour to Palestine.
• Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas met Prime Minister Narendra Modi & conferred on him the Grand Collar of the state of Palestine.
• The Grand Collar is the Highest order given to foreign dignitaries- Kings, Heads of State/Government and persons of similar rank.
• PM Modi and Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas witnessed exchange of agreements between India and Palestine in Ramallah.
• Prime Minister Modi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discussed the full range of India-Palestine ties. The duo signed six agreements worth around $50 million that includes setting up of a $30 million super speciality hospital in Beit Sahur.
• On the same day he landed in Abu Dhabi. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi himself and the royal family were present at the airport to receive PM Modi.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi met The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
• India and the UAE signed 5 Govt-to-Govt MoUs in the presence of PM Narendra Modi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi & Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The MoUs are related to energy sector, railways, manpower and financial services.
• On the second leg of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi today witnessed the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the first Hindu temple in the capital of the UAE which is home to over three million people of Indian origin.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on second day of his visit said India’s relations with the UAE was much more than that of a buyer and a seller as he hailed the country’s growing ties with the Gulf countries as “deep, broad and vibrant.”
• Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met his Kyrgyz counterpart Sapar Isakov on the sidelines of the World Government Summit here.
•The two leaders shared views on bilateral and regional issues, Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
• From the UAE, Modi will travel to Oman.
• PM Modi will visit Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque on 12th February and attend the community event at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex tomorrow.
• The Prime Minister will leave for Muscat, before returning to Delhi the following day.

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