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Modi lays wreath at Yasser Arafat's mausoleum

IANS  |  Ramallah 

Indian Narendra on Saturday laid a wreath at the mausoleum of Yaser Arafat, the of the and the of the Palestinian Authority, soon after arriving here.

The mausoleum complex consists of Arafat's burial chamber, a prayer pavilion and landscaped gardens -- all situated in a 6,550 sq.

Palestine received as the latter alighted from a chopper that brought him to from Amman, This is the first ever prime ministerial visit from to Palestine.

will hold talks with Palestine following which a number of agreements are going to be signed.

This will be the fourth meeting between Modi and Abbas after those on the sidelines of the in 2015, at the climate summit later that year and at the Palestinian President's visit to last year.

The visit will reaffirm India's foreign policy position that its relationship with one country is independent of its ties with a third country and will de-hyphenate and Palestine after Modi's standalone visit to in July last year.

Palestine is the first leg of Modi's three-nation tour of that will also see him going to the (UAE) and



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 14:20 IST