PM Modi arrived at Abu Dhabi where he was received by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and other members of the Royal family, the PM was accorded a ceremonial welcome. Modi will witness the signing and exchange of agreements between the two countries and will proceed to attend the banquet dinner hosted by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
Earlier in the day, Narendra Modi made a state visit to Palestine, a first by an Indian Prime Minister, where he was received by Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas and was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour at Al-Muqata’a. Modi’s first engagement after arriving in Ramallah was the wreath laying ceremony at the Mausoleum of Late President Yasser Arafat.
PM Modi on Friday arrived in Jordan on the first leg of his tour of three West Asian countries, including Palestine, during which he would hold talks on deepening cooperation in strategic areas such as security and trade. PM Modi’s visit to Palestine comes a month after India hosted Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.