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Palestine Seeks India's Role In Middle East During Meeting With PM Modi

The Palestine PM met PM Modi on sidelines of COP26 Summit in Glasgow, a press release stated. (File)

Ramallah (West Financial institution):

Acknowledging India’s “rising weight” in worldwide politics, Palestinian Prime Minister Dr Mohammad Shtayyeh has hunted for New Delhi’s “well-established and distinguished” position within the Center East throughout his assembly with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the place the 2 leaders additionally mentioned methods to reinforce the bilateral ties and political developments within the area.

PM Shtayyeh met PM Modi on the sidelines of COP26 Summit in Glasgow in what was the primary such high-level assembly between the 2 sides for the reason that latter’s go to to Palestine in February 2018, a press release from the Palestinian Prime Minister’s Workplace stated on Wednesday.

The Palestinian prime minister briefed PM Modi on the most recent political developments within the area and mentioned potential methods to reinforce and strengthen bilateral relations between Palestine and India, the assertion stated.

“Palestine attaches nice significance to its relations with India, who has a rising weight in worldwide politics,” PM Shtayyeh stated throughout the assembly.

“We’re prepared for all types of cooperation with India, which serves as a non-permanent member of the UN Safety Council for the 2021-2022, and was re-elected to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-2024 time period,” PM Shtayyeh instructed PM Modi.

“We sit up for a well-established and distinguished Indian position within the Center East primarily based on the historic perspective of India’s international coverage, foremost of which is supporting the Palestinian individuals’s proper to self-determination and the institution of an unbiased State of Palestine, with Jerusalem as its capital,” he added.

“India’s position in worldwide organisations, primarily the UN Safety Council and the Council of Human rights requires strenuous efforts in cooperation with all associated events to attain safety and stability within the Center East and West Asia, which is of nice significance to India,” the Palestinian chief stated.

PM Shtayyeh additionally expressed Palestine’s appreciation of India’s “beneficiant monetary and technical assist” supplied to the Palestinian individuals.

“This assist have to be parallel and complementary with the political assist of the Palestinian trigger and in a fashion that ensures the implementation of worldwide legitimacy resolutions,” the Palestinian prime minister stated throughout the assembly.

Final yr, India gave $2 million in help to the United Nations Reduction and Works Company working for the welfare of Palestinian refugees in assist of its core programmes and providers, together with schooling and well being, amidst the coronavirus disaster.

Seventeen agreements have been signed below an India-Palestine growth partnership between the 2 sides within the fields of agriculture, well being care, info expertise, youth affairs, consular affairs, girls empowerment and media prior to now 5 years.

New Delhi is to supply an help of round $72 million by means of these agreements in initiatives just like the post-2014 warfare reconstruction efforts in Gaza, development of 5 faculties, organising a centre of excellence for info and communication applied sciences at Al-Quds College and creating a satellite tv for pc centre in Ramallah.

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