Modi meets Abbas
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.