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Narendra Modi's Visit to Palestine: Discussion on Regional Political Process on Cards

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Addressing a meeting of the Party's Parliamentary meeting in the library building in the morning, Mr Modi said after assuming office in 2014, the government has taken several steps to increase the pace of economic progress of the country and performed in a consistent manner for the poor and the ryots.

Kumar said that Oman is a country of strategic importance for India and all three defence forces of the two counties have held joint exercises.

Modi will reach here tomorrow from Palestine and then will have bilateral engagements in Abu Dhabi followed by a banquet, India's ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri said. "This will be the first-ever Prime Ministerial visit to Palestine from India", PM Modi said in a statement about the visit that New Delhi has expressed as "historic".

"We believe in the importance of a possible Indian role... to reach a final agreement based on global consensus and resolutions, in which India and other countries can be part of", President Abbas said.

Prime Minister Modi will meet President Abbas on February 10 in Ramallah.

The two leaders also addressed the plight of more than 680,000 Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar since previous year to Bangladesh after the Myanmar military cracked down in northern Rakhine State, amid witness reports of killings, looting and rape, in response to militant attacks on security forces.

Meanwhile, the highpoint of Modi's current Middle East tour would be his "temple diplomacy".

This will be Modi's fourth meeting with Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas.

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in October in New Delhi and defended India's ties with Pyongyang, saying some level of diplomatic presence was necessary to keep open channels of communication. "They are also looking at ports, logistic centres and food parks".