Prime Minister Narendra Modi left today on a three-nation tour that will take him to Palestine on a short, but hugely symbolic visit before traveling to United Arab Emirates and Oman. He will wrap up the tour on Monday. “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 described as “historic”.
From New Delhi, PM Modi is traveling to Jordanian capital Amman and take a chopper ride to reach the Palestinian city of Ramallah a little over 100 km away. The city in the West Bank, which hosts the Palestinian Authority’s presidential headquarters, also serves as its de facto capital.