Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday that he is counting on India’s support for a multi-country sponsorship of any future Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
First visit by India PM
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, (left), escorts Indian Prime Minister Modi while he lays a wreath on Arafat’s grave. (AP)
Modi flew to Ramallah from Jordan by helicopter Saturday and laid a wreath at the grave of Abbas predecessor Yasser Arafat, located in Abbas’ walled government compound. Modi then toured the Arafat museum, which is also part of the compound, before holding talks with Abbas.