India hopes for sovereign, independent Palestine: PM Modi to Mahmoud Abbas

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India extended its support to an independent Palestine with a peaceful co-existence with Israel in the middle east on Tuesday.

In a joint statement with Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "We hope to see the realization of a sovereign, independent, united and viable Palestine, co-existing peacefully with Israel."

India and Palestine exchanged of MoUs in presence of Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.

Earlier, the Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas was received by President Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. in New Delhi. Mahmoud Abbas was received with ceremonial honours at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shakes hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shakes hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shakes hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as President Pranab Mukherjee looks on during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday.PTI Photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduces Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with his cabinet ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduces Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with his cabinet ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduces Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with his cabinet ministers during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday.PTI Photo

 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday.PTI Photo

Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas meets Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj calls on President Mahmoud Abbas

President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas' gift to PM Modi

Invaluable gift of a warm friendship. President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas presented a mosaic and an artwork having PM Narendra Modi name written in Arabic.

President Mahmoud Abbas is on a four-day visit to strengthen bilateral ties with India. The talks will be focussed on key bilateral, regional and international issues, including the Middle East peace process.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shakes hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as President Pranab Mukherjee looks on during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. PTI

A delegation-level discussion between President Abbas and Prime Minister Modi will be held on Tuesday. Minister of External Affairs, SushmaSwaraj called on President Mahmoud Abbas to reinforcing support to Palestine.

Gopal Baglay, Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, tweeted 'Deepening historically close and friendly ties'.

The talks between India and Palestine hold importance as PM Modi will be the first Indian prime minister to travel to Israel in July.

(With agency inputs)

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