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Lok Sabha election results 2019: Palestinian President congratulates Modi on party’s victory

PTI Ramallah | Updated on May 24, 2019 Published on May 24, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. File photo   -  PTI

Modi had visited Ramallah, the headquarters of the Palestinian National Authority, in February 2018

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his party’s victory in the parliamentary elections, conveying his “sincere felicitations” and “wishing success”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led his BJP to a super-sized victory for a second term in office, winning an absolute majority and on course to touch the 300-seat mark in the 543-member Lok Sabha.

In a message addressed to Modi, President Abbas wished him success in his mission of serving his country and people.

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Abbas also expressed appreciation for India’s unwavering support to our people and legitimate rights in self-determination and establishing the independent state of Palestine.

Modi had visited Ramallah, the headquarters of the Palestinian National Authority, in February 2018 and announced several projects for the Palestinians with India’s assistance.

The two nations signed six agreements worth around $50 million, including setting up of a $30 million super speciality hospital in Beit Sahur.

Abbas had during Modi’s visit sought India’s role in achieving a “just and desired peace” with Israel in accordance with the two-state solution

Published on May 24, 2019
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