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Modi meets Palestine President

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday Palestinian President here ahead of India-delegation-level talks.

"A relationship marked by solidarity & friendship. PM @narendramodi meets President at Hyderabad House in New Delhi," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.

Earlier in the day, Abbas was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here following which he paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the visiting dignitary and discussed issues of bilateral interest.

On Monday, addressing a gathering at the Islamic Cultural Centre here, Abbas said that he would seek the help of Modi's good offices to reach the two-state solution that envisaged an independent, sovereign with East Jerusalem as the capital.

Abbas arrived here on Sunday on a four-day visit to This is his fifth visit to and the third state visit after his visits in 2008 and 2012.

He is being accompanied by a delegation comprising Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Abu Amr, Foreign Minister Riad Malki, Diplomatic Advisor Majdi Khaldi, Presidency Spokesperson Nabil Aburdeineh and Palestine's Chief Judge Mahmoud Habbash.



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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 13:20 IST