"We rely on India's role as an global force and its role in the non-alignment movement and in the worldwide fora, in a way that is conducive to desired peace in our region".
Modi said India hoped for peace and stability in Palestine, and that only dialogue could make a permanent solution possible.
"Only diplomacy and farsightedness can set free from violence and baggage of the past". "We know that it's not easy, but we should keep striving because a lot is at stake", he said in a joint press conference with Abbas.
Modi's three-day tour will also take him to Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
Governor Heptulla said it was a historic and momentous occasion as Prime Minister visited Palestine to be honoured with the "Grand Collar", Palestine's highest order given to foreign dignitaries.
India has been continuously supporting the Palestinian cause at various worldwide foram. He was accompanied by his Palestinian counterpart Rami Hamdallah. This was followed by Netanyahu being feted in Delhi and a major effort to increase defence and trade ties between the two nations.
Narendra Modi's Visit to Palestine: Discussion on Regional Political Process on Cards
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaving Jordan and going to Ramallah in a chopper provided by Jordan government and escorted by choppers from Israel Air Force.
Abbas accorded a red carpet welcome to Modi, the first Indian PM to make an official visit to Palestine. Both sides signed agreements worth around USD50 million that includes setting up of a USD30 million super specialty hospital.
"In recognition of his (Narendra Modi's) wise leadership and his lofty national and global stature, and in appreciation of his efforts to promote the historic relations between the State of Palestine and the Republic of India.In acknowledgement of his support to our peoples right to independence and freedom so that peace prevails in the region". This time Modi skipped Israel in a clear message that India is de-hyphenating its ties with Israel and Palestine.
Abbas again denied that he was refusing to return to the negotiating table with Israel, saying he was prepared to do so on the basis of a multilateral mechanism where several countries would sponsor the peace talks. The Palestinians see East Jerusalem as their future capital.
"I have assured President Abbas that India is committed to the Palestinian people's interests". India and Palestine enjoy time-tested and close friendship driven by former long-standing support to the Palestinian cause.
While briefing reporters on the planned highlights of Modi s visit tomorrow, Kumar recalled the history of the martyrs memorial, which houses 31 commemorative panels that signify the solidarity between the UAE s people and leadership.