India, Palestine sign six infrastructure agreements

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Ramallah [Palestine], Feb 10 (ANI): India and Palestine signed six agreements on the infrastructural development in the Palestine.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between India and Palestine for setting up of a India-Palestine Super-specialty hospital at Beit Sahour in Bethelhem Governorate at a cost of USD 30 million. The signatories were Dr. Jawad Aouad, Minister of Health of the State of Palestine and T.S. Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations).

A MOU was signed by the two countries for the construction of an India Palestine Centre for empowering women, “Turathi” at a cost of USD 5 million. The signatories were Abeer Aoudeh, Minister of National Economy and T.S. Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations).

A MOU was signed between India and Palestine for setting up of a new National Printing Press at Ramallah at a cost of USD 5 million. The signatories were Ahmad Assaf, Minister of Palestinian Public Broadcasting Corporation and Official Media, on behalf of Minister of Finance and T.S. Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations).

Furthermore, A MOU between India and Palestine was signed for the construction of a school in Muthalth Al Shuhada Village at a cost of USD 1 million. The signatories were Sabri Saidam, Minister of Education and Higher Education of the State of Palestine and T.S. Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations).

Also, a MOU between India and Palestine was signed for the construction of school in Tamoon village in Tubas Governorate in Palestine at a cost of USD 1.1 million, Sabri Saidam, Minister of Education and Higher Education of the State of Palestine and T.S. Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations).

Finally, a MOU was signed between India and Palestine Assistance of USD 0.25 million for the construction of an additional floor to Jawahar Lal Nehru for Boys at Abu Dees, also signed by Sabri Saidam, Minister of Education and Higher Education of the State of Palestine and T.S. Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations).

All the agreements signed between the two countries were handed over to the Palestinian side by the Foreign Secretary, Vijay K. Gokhale.

Prime Minister Modi arrived in Ramallah on Saturday, escorted by Israeli and Royal Jordanian choppers on a visit that was the first by an Indian Prime Minister after 30 years.

He placed a wreath at the mausoleum of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat in Ramallah and also signed the visitors book at the museum.

He was given a ceremonial guard of honour at Al-Muqata’a, the presidential compound in Ramallah. He met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and was conferred with the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine, the country’s highest honour.

After he concludes his visit to the Palestine, Prime Minister Modi, will depart for the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman from where he will emplane for Abu Dhabi.

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the Palestine comes after Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited India last month. (ANI)

 

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