U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke by phone on Thursday, discussing topics including the political crisis in the Maldives, the war in Afghanistan and the plight of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, the White House said.
On February 9, Prime Minister Modi arrived in Jordan, which is his transit to Palestine. "India has supported the Palestinian cause throughout the years of conflict, and we rely on the Indian support in order to reach the independence of the Palestinian State", he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Gujarat later this month, in what will be his second visit to the state after the Assembly elections in December.
Modi will reach here tomorrow from Palestine and then will have bilateral engagements in Abu Dhabi followed by a banquet, India's ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri said. PM @narendramodi had a very cordial meeting with His Majesty King of Jordan immediately upon arrival in Amman.
"We have de-hyphenated our relations with Palestine and Israel and now we see them both as mutually independent and exclusive and as part of this policy the prime minister is undertaking this visit", B. Bala Bhaskar, a joint secretary in the Indian foreign ministry, said.
Maldives Top Court Reverses Dissidents' Release
The Supreme Court in the Maldives has overturned a ruling that kick-started the nation's political turmoil this week. China yesterday cautioned against any foreign meddling in the islands' internal affairs, reported Reuters.
Kumar highlighted Modi's planned activities at the 6th World Government Summit, WGS 2018, which will be held on Sunday, under the patronage of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. "In a gracious and personal gesture, the King invited Prime Minister Modi to his residence for the meeting", he said.
The two countries are expected to sign as many as 14 agreements during the two-day visit.. Preparing his visit to the UAE and later to Oman will be Kumar's last official engagement in the Gulf.
A senior government official said they were yet to receive any official communication about the PM's visit.
"A new aspect of India's economic relations with the UAE is that inbound investments are now going not only to major areas of infrastructure but also to ensuring that their developmental benefits are passed on to individuals at the bottom of our society".