Narendra Modi arrives in Oman, accorded ceremonial reception

02/11/2018

NEW DELHI, Feb. 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Oman, the last destination on his three-nation tour. Modi was accorded ceremonial reception on his arrival and he also met Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said and Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said.

Modi who arrived in Oman from Dubai visited Wahat Al Karama, the war memorial in UAE and paid tribute to the martyrs earlier in the day. He also witnessed the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.

Later in the day, he addressed the Indian diaspora at the Dubai Opera. He also delivered the inaugural address at the World Government Summit where India is a guest of honour this year. During the course of his address, Modi highlighted the importance of assimilating technology with governance to ensure equitable growth and prosperity for all. He emphasised the role technology was playing in India’s development.

In the first leg of his three-nation tour, Modi made a state visit to Palestine, a first by an Indian PM, where he was received by Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas. TIE

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