President Abbas accorded a red carpet welcome to Modi, the first Indian prime minister to make an official visit to Palestine, in an official ceremony at the presidential compound, also known as Muqata'a, in Ramallah - the Palestinian seat of government.
The unilateral United States decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was challenged at the UN General Assembly where 128 nations, including India, voted to turn down the move as "null and void". It will be completed by 2020 and be a replica of the BAPS temple in New Delhi and the one under construction in New Jersey.
In January, Modi hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his week-long trip to India, where he sought to revive a $500 million anti-tank missile deal.
Asserting that Palestine was ready for to engage in negotiations with India, Abbas said they rely on India's role as an global force and its role in the non-alignment movement for desired peace in the region.
"This is an honour for India and a symbol of Palestine's friendship", Modi said.
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India's Ambassador Indra Man Pandey said that signing the MoUs will promote cooperation between the two friendly countries. "We are a nation that regards the entire world as our family", he added.
As Palestine works to establish an worldwide multilateral mechanism of negotiations, the Palestinian leader stated that "India can play a role in this".
Traditionally, India has been a vocal champion of the Palestinian cause. "We have been and are still ready for negotiations", he stressed.
The bonhomie between PM Modi and various world leaders is evident to see.
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"We were talking about parathas and he told me about this paratha made with drum-sticks".
In terms of investment, both countries expressed their commitment to encourage mutual investments and agreed that the India-Oman Joint Investment Fund could be an important mechanism to raise funds for two-way investments.
At this community event, too, Modi spoke about the steps being taken by his government to improve the lot of the Indian people, flagging schemes like the Ujjwala LPG connections to poor women and the recently announced health insurance scheme Ayushman, which he said was being called "Modicare" by the media.
The two countries also signed an agreement on cooperation between Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, India and Oman's Diplomatic Institute.
"I have assured President Abbas that India is committed to the Palestinian people's interests".
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Han, however, is not convinced it means anything, saying what North Korea wants most is to reduce pain from worldwide sanctions. The U.S. has said it would accept dialogue with the North if it shows willingness to give up its nuclear weapons program.
The Prime Minister will on February 12 depart for New Delhi.