Narendra Modi launches project to build Abu Dhabi's firts Hindu stone temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his first official visit to Palestine and his fifth to the Gulf and West Asian region since 2015

He was addressing hundreds of Indians working in the UAE who had gathered at the iconic Dubai Opera House here to listen to him.

"India remains committed to take care of the Palestinian peoples' interests and we hope that soon Palestine will become a free country in a peaceful manner, " he said. "PM Narendra Modi painted the vision of a new India and shared the ease of doung business in India with the business leaders from Gulf Cooperation Council countries", tweeted MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.

On Saturday evening, Prime Minister Modi arrived in the UAE after completing a successful historic visit in Palestine.

India was undergoing a transformation, the prime minister said.

"Modi is the only global leader whose efforts to resolve the Palestine issue are accepted by both the countries", she told IANS.

Referring to the plans of his government to uplift the poor, he said attitudes had moved from despair and frustration that change was impossible to asking questions of the government about when it would happen. "It is a matter of pride for not only me but also the 125 Crore people of India that I have been called as the Chief Guest at the 6th edition of World Govt Summit: PM Narendra Modi in Dubai #ModiInUAE", he said. That is why humans sometimes make technology a means of destruction. He would also interact with leading businesspersons of Oman on developing stronger economic and business links with India.

In honor of Modi's visit, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's tallest building, displayed the Indian flag on its LED light display.

The temple will be hand-carved by Indian temple artisans and assembled in the UAE. "I assure you that we will work together to bring to reality the dreams you see, here and in India", he said.

"Technology has fundamentally altered the existence of man for the better, and has improved the quality of life, he said". Modi then toured the Arafat museum, which is also part of the compound, before holding talks with Abbas.

Mr Modi paid tributes to martyred soldiers at Wahat Al Karama, UAE's war memorial in Abu Dhabi this morning.



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