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Palestine President meets Vice President Hamid Ansari to strengthen bilateral ties

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

President Mahmoud Abbas, who arrived in on a four-day visit, with Vice-President today.

Earlier in the day, the President was given a ceremonial reception in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan ahead of his delegation level talks with Prime Minister Modi.

"Deepening historically close & friendly ties. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of receives ceremonial honours at @RashtrapatiBhvn," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.

This is President Abbas' fifth visit and third state visit to

and Palestine enjoy historical friendly ties.

Apart from extending the political support to the Palestinian cause, India continues to support developmental projects in Palestine by extending technical and financial assistance.

The visit will provide an opportunity for reviewing the entire gamut of bilateral relations, the Middle East Peace Process, regional and international issues.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 20:57 IST