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India hoping for early realisation of 'sovereign and independent' Palestine, says Narendra Modi

United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hoped for early resumption of dialogue between Palestine and Israel to move towards finding a comprehensive negotiates resolution.

Narendra Modi met Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this year. Reuters

Narendra Modi met Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this year. Reuters

In a message on the occasion of the 'UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People', he also reiterated India's steadfast support for the Palestinian cause. "India hopes for early resumption of dialogue between the Palestinian and Israeli sides to move towards finding a comprehensive negotiated resolution," Modi said.

Every year since 1979, 29 November is celebrated as 'International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People'. A special meeting is held at the UN headquarters. "We hope for early realisation of a sovereign, independent, united and viable Palestine co-existing peacefully with Israel," Modi said in his message.

India is an active development partner of Palestine, engaged in extending technical and financial assistance to improve the lives of the Palestinian people, he said.

"We will continue to support the development and nation building efforts of Palestine. To this effect, India has increased training slots for Palestine under our flagship Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme from 100 to 150 annual slots," Modi said.

"Separately, educational scholarships have also been doubled in order to contribute to human resource development of Palestine," he added.


Published Date: Nov 28, 2017 09:47 AM | Updated Date: Nov 28, 2017 09:47 AM

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