UAE to welcome India's Modi ahead of World Government Summit

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Stating that he was invited to give the keynote address at the World Government Summit in Dubai, Mr Modi said it reflects the respect India has earned at global state.

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During his "historic" visit to the West Bank, PM Modi emphasized India's support to the Palestinian cause and hoped to see an Independent Palestine State soon. Members of the temple committee met PM Modi and the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and presented them with mementoes to express their gratitude.

Temple artisans from India will be hand-carving the stones and assembling them in the UAE.

In an interview with the Indian Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Singh Suri, he said that there will be new areas of cooperation and engagements between the two countries.

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While the UAE already has two Hindu temples in Dubai, a spokesperson from Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) said the temple in Abu Dhabi will be the first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle East. BAPS manages nearly 1,200 temples in India, UK, the US, Australia, Canada and Africa.

Earlier in the day, Modi was in Ramallah where he received a rousing welcome on the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Palestine.

This is Modi's second visit to the UAE after August 2015. "I have assured President Abbas that India is committed to the Palestinian people's interests", Modi said, as quoted by the PA's official media outlet Wafa.

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Modi highlighted India's achievements in biometric profiling, linking identities to financial details and mobile phone numbers, which he said was leading to the creation of a "cashless society" in his country, and also the commitment to solar energy use and Internet-based "long distance" education.

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