Palestine President meets Vice President Hamid Ansari to strengthen bilateral ties

| Updated: May 17, 2017 02:05 IST

New Delhi [India], May 16 (ANI): Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas, who arrived in India on a four-day visit, met with Vice-President Hamid Ansari today. Earlier in the day, the Palestine President was given a ceremonial reception in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan ahead of his delegation level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Deepening historically close & friendly ties. Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of Palestine receives ceremonial honours at @RashtrapatiBhvn," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted. This is President Abbas' fifth visit and third state visit to India. India and Palestine enjoy historical friendly ties. Apart from extending the political support to the Palestinian cause, India continues to support developmental projects in Palestine by extending technical and financial assistance. The visit will provide an opportunity for reviewing the entire gamut of bilateral relations, the Middle East Peace Process, regional and international issues. (ANI)