Amidst the growing friendship between India and Israel, history was in the making as Narendra Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Palestine. He underlined India’s support for a sovereign and independent Palestine and hoped for return of peace in the region.
President Mahmoud Abbas said Palestine was relying on India's great standing on the international stage to facilitate the peace process with Israel. He conferred the ‘Grand Collar of the State of Palestine’ on PM Modi in special recognition of his contribution to enhancing relations between India and Palestine. Both sides signed agreements worth around USD50 million that includes setting up of a USD30 million super specialty hospital.