Modi to open diplo­mat train­ing cen­tre in Pales­tine

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Nation - JAYANTH JA­COB

NEWDELHI: Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi is set to in­au­gu­rate the Pales­tine In­sti­tute of Diplo­macy, a cen­tre to train diplo­mats of that coun­try when he vis­its the coun­try on Fe­bru­ary 9, an of­fi­cial said on con­di­tions of anonymity.

The cen­tre is said to cost $ 4.5 mil­lion and will be built with help from India.

“This cen­tre is lat­est ex­am­ple of India-Pales­tine co­op­er­a­tion, es­pe­cially in the area of ca­pac­ity build­ing and its com­ing up af­ter three years of its an­nounce­ment, reaf­firms the im­por­tance we place to our com­mit­ments,” said the of­fi­cial.

Modi will be on a visit Pales­tine, the United Arab Emi­rates (UAE) and Oman from Fe­bru­ary 9-12. Dur­ing his Pales­tine visit, he will meet Pales­tinian pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ab­bas, who had vis­ited India in May last year dur­ing which, Modi re­as­sured Ab­bas of India’s “un­wa­ver­ing” sup­port to­wards the Pales­tinian cause.

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