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QUESTION NO.661 SUPPORT FOR PALESTINE

February 08, 2018

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.661
TO BE ANSWERED ON 08.02.2018

SUPPORT FOR PALESTINE

661. SHRI C. P. NARAYANAN:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) what is Government’s policy towards Arab countries;

(b) whether it continues to uphold a policy of friendliness towards them;

(c) whether it supports Palestine state and the resolution adopted by UN in this regard; and

(d) if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI M. J. AKBAR)

(a) India has traditionally enjoyed close and friendly relations with Arab Countries. We have progressively structured closer ties with Arab countries to safeguard India’s vital stakes in the region, including in the fields of trade & investment, energy, diaspora, security, international terrorism, maritime piracy and protection of sea lanes.

(b) Yes.

(c) Yes. India is steadfast in its commitment to the Palestinian cause including the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to establish an independent Palestinian state in conformity with the relevant UN resolutions. India has been consistently providing support to Palestinian people in the field of capacity building and infrastructure development.

(d) Does not arise.

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