Modi to open diplomat training centre in Palestine
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.