Energy, security, trade to top Modi's agenda in three-nation tour

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PM in UAE after visits to Jordan, Palestine

"This will be the first-ever Prime Ministerial visit to Palestine from India", PM Modi said in a statement about the visit that New Delhi has expressed as "historic".

Modi will hold meeting with Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas and reaffirm support for the country and its development.

After the Congress' controversial description of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as "India is Indira and Indira is India", the BJP is now gearing up to project Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an "unbeatable global legend".

Modi had said energy, security and infrastructural investments in India would be the key topics that he will discuss with the UAE's leadership.

The fourth aspect, according to Bhaskar, is India's continuous support to the Palestinian cause at various global fora.

However, Modi's visit to Ramallah comes at a time when the USA has taken a stance to recognise the disputed territory of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel unilaterally while India chose to vote in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution opposing the move made by Washington. "The Palestine visit will begin on 10th February after transiting through Jordan", Modi tweeted.

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During his tour, he will visit Palestine, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.

In Oman, Modi will hold talks with His Majesty the Sultan of Oman and other leaders.

The next day, he will meet members of the Indian community, which numbers around 3.3 million in the Gulf nation, and lay the foundation stone of a temple via video link. He will also address the sixth edition of the World Government Summit in Dubai, where India is the Guest Country of Honour.

The presidency announced that president Abbas and his guest, the Indian prime minister, will hold a session of important talks, which will address the latest developments in the political process in the region because of India's global stature, it said.

During the meeting, Modi told the King that he is looking forward to his visit to India in February end.

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