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Dialogue only viable option to resolve Palestinian issue:India

Press Trust of India  |  United Nations 

has said that dialogue is the only viable option for a durable and comprehensive peaceful solution of the Palestinian issue, as it voiced concern over the deteriorating security situation in the region.

"Regrettably, the security situation continues to deteriorate. The imperative need is of restraint and moderation," India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Tanmaya Lal said here yesterday at the General Assembly annual debate on the 'Question of Palestine'.

Lal said firmly believes that dialogue is the only viable option in the search for a just, durable and comprehensive peaceful solution of the Palestinian issue.

"We hope that both sides will demonstrate the necessary political will to return to the negotiations," he said, adding that is hopeful of the early resumption of a peaceful dialogue between the two sides.

He cited Prime Minister Modi's message on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in which he reiterated India's support for the cause of and solidarity with the Palestinian people for their struggle for a sovereign, independent state living side by side and at peace with Israel.

Lal said Modi reaffirmed India's continued support to the development and nation-building efforts of by extending technical and financial assistance.

recently enhanced its contribution to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Refugees to USD 1.25 million.

also contributed USD four million to the National Early Recovery and Reconstruction Plan for Gaza, with the Indian government helping set up two vocational training centers in Yatta and Hebron.

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First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 10:42 IST