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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-nation tour, arrived in Jordanian capital Amman on Friday.

The people of Tripura aspire to achieve new heights of glory and are in need of better employment opportunities, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday at a rally in Sonamura town in the northeast Indian state of Tripura.

"At the same time, given India's emergence on the global stage as a powerful worldwide actor, Indian foreign policy has shifted from normative posturing in favour of pragmatism and self-interest-based action", said Ravi Kant Deval, another foreign affairs expert. This was followed by the visit of President Abbas to New Delhi in May 2017.

The fourth aspect, according to Bhaskar, is India's continuous support to the Palestinian cause at various worldwide fora. On his visit to Israel in July, the premier gave Netanyahu his signature bear hug, and the two strolled barefoot along a beach. "The growing ties between them could be positive, because now India has more leverage with Israel and can pressure it in our favour", Ahmad Majdalani, a PLO Executive Committee member, told The Jerusalem Post.

Following his tour of the museum, Modi and Abbas will meet, sign bilateral agreements, hold a joint press conference and share lunch, the official added. India-UAE ties were elevated to that of a Comprehensive and Strategic Partnership during Modi's visit in 2015.

While introducing the developmental projects initiated by the Central Government, PM Modi said, "Through the UDAN scheme, we are promoting air connectivity in the North East and Tripura will immensely benefit from the move".

Israel, a high-tech and regional powerhouse, has more to offer New Delhi than Ramallah, whose small economy has been ravaged by conflict and Israeli military control.

Trade with the Palestinian Territories is estimated at 30 million dollars, according to the ministry.

"India really has independent views on Palestine based on its historic relations with the Arab world". Modi is reaching Ramallah tomorrow amid heightened tensions in the region after US President Donald TrumprecognisedJerusalem as the capital of Israel. "Looking forward to my discussions with President Abbas and reaffirming our support for the Palestinian people and the development of Palestine".

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