Modi meets Ab­bas

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - WORLD -

RAMALLAH: A se­nior of­fi­cial says Pales­tinian pres­i­dent Mah­moud Ab­bas will ask In­dia’s vis­it­ing prime min­is­ter to sup­port a mul­ti­coun­try spon­sor­ship to re­place the US as the sole me­di­a­tor in fu­ture Is­raeli-Pales­tinian ne­go­ti­a­tions.

Naren­dra Modi ar­rived by he­li­copter yes­ter­day for his first visit to an au­ton­o­mous Pales­tinian en­clave in the Is­raeli-oc­cu­pied

West Bank. Modi laid a wreath at the grave of Ab­bas’s pre­de­ces­sor, Yasser Arafat. Pales­tinian of­fi­cial Na­bil Shaath said Modi and

Ab­bas were to sign co-op­er­a­tion agree­ments worth $50 mil­lion.

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