New Delhi, Jan 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a four-day state visit to Palestine, Oman and the UAE on February 9, during which he will hold talks with the leadership in the countries on “matters of mutual interest”.
This will be the first-ever visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Palestine, and Modi’s second visit to UAE and first to Oman.
“The Prime Minister will hold discussions on matters of mutual interest with their leaders, apart from participating in other events,” the External Affairs Ministry said on Saturday night.
The visit to Palestine comes after the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India this month.
During his Palestine visit, the ”Prime Minister will hold a meeting with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who had visited India last May during which PM Modi had reassured him of India’s “unwavering” support towards the Palestinian cause”, the ministry said.
In Dubai, Modi will address the Sixth World Government Summit at which India has been extended ‘Guest of Honour’ status.
In Oman, PM Modi’s focus would be on intensifying cooperation in key sectors such as trade and defence.
PM will also meet the Indian community in the UAE and Oman, the ministry added.