Narendra Modi meets Sultan Qaboos of Oman

PM Modi talks about India's economic prowess at India Oman business meet

PM Modi talks about India's economic prowess at India Oman business meet

The unilateral USA decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was challenged at the UN General Assembly where 128 nations, including India, voted to turn down the move as "null and void".

Prior to Prime Minister Modi, former President Pranab Mukherjee and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had visited Palestine in October 2015 and January 2016 respectively.

The best known temples run by the Trust or Sanstha are the two sprawling Akshardham temples in India, in Gandhinagar and New Delhi, and a third being built in Robbinsville, New Jersey, said the report.

At the bilateral level, we have agreed to make our relations deeper through the Ministerial level Joint Commission Meeting.

Even as he said that people must be wondering what Ayushman Bharat was all about, his attention was drawn by a remark from somebody in the audience and he said: "Yes, newspapers in India call it Modicare".

"India and Palestine's historic relations have stood the test of time". Modi was quick to stress the efforts made by Indians in making Oman a modern nation-state "Oman has made for all of you here a second home, and there are about eight lakh of my brothers and sisters here", he exclaimed. From there he visited the UAE, before arriving in Oman.

Ties between the US and the PA hit a nadir following US President Donald Trump's December 6 declaration that the US would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, with Abbas declaring the US could no longer serve as an "honest broker" in peace talks.

Oman is a close and important geo-strategic ally. "Today, we are building a new India", stressed Modi.

Modi also witnessed through video-conferencing the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) temple on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway. Other MoUs envisage joint projects in rail sector, cooperation between BSE and Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and an agreement between the Government of Jammu and Kashmir and DP World to establish a multi-modal logistics park and hub in Jammu.

"The Indian Government and its people have provided significant assistance and aid to the Palestinian people by establishing training centres, schools, and the necessary humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people under occupation in the West Bank and", Abbas noted. He took a chopper ride to Palestine's Ramallah.

New Delhi was one of the earliest and staunchest supporters of the Palestinian cause and has traditionally voted in its favor at global forums.

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