India and Palestine hasï¿½signed five agreementsï¿½during the 4 day visit ofï¿½Palestinian Presidentï¿½Mahmoud Abbasï¿½to India. This really Abbas’sï¿½fifth trip to India and your third state visit after his earlierï¿½visits in 2008 and 2012.
These 5 MoUs signed were on visa exemption for diplomatic passport holder, agriculture cooperation, cooperation in field of IT & Electronics, health sector and cooperation in the field of youth affairs and sports.ï¿½ï¿½
India has called forï¿½early resumption of talks between Palestine and Israelï¿½and hoped to view a sovereign, independent, united and viable Palestine, co-existing peacefully with Israel.ï¿½Palestine to its part has thanked India for supporting it in numerous international forums. Palestine also hopes that India can play a crucial role inï¿½Middle East Peace process.ï¿½The Palestinian President alsoï¿½condemned terrorism in its forms and manifestations and called forï¿½regional and international efforts to fight the menace.
India is assistingï¿½developmental projects in Palestine.ï¿½It has beenï¿½contributing to material & technical assistanceï¿½and is constructing a techno Park in Ramallah at the cost of $12 million.
Both the countries also known as forï¿½enhancing cultural exchanges between two of the sides.ï¿½India has sought Palestine’s participationï¿½in the International Yoga Day being observed next month.
India and Palestine enjoy an extended standing friendship. In 1947, India registered its vote againstï¿½he partition of Palestine at the United Nations General Assembly. In 1974, India took over as firstï¿½Non-Arab State to spot PLO as sole and legitimate representative of those ofï¿½Palestine. In 2012, India co-sponsored a resolutionï¿½that resulted in up-gradation with the status of Palestine into a “non-member state?. In 2014, India voted inï¿½favor of Palestine at the UN Human Rights Council. In 2015, India supported installing of Palestinian flag at the UN Premises similar toï¿½the flags with the member states.