New Delhi (Sputnik) – In a message on the eve of the UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated the country's "steadfast support for the Palestinian cause." He also called for the early resumption of Israel-Palestine talks.
The Indian Prime Minister said his country is an active development partner of Palestine and is engaged in extending technical and financial assistance to improve the lives of the Palestinian people.
"India hopes for an early resumption of dialogue between the Palestinian and Israeli sides to move towards finding a comprehensive negotiated resolution. We hope for the early realization of a sovereign, independent, united and viable Palestine co-existing peacefully with Israel," Modi said in his message.
"Prime Minister Modi's message is a welcome statement and it only reaffirms India's stand on peace and harmony. India has always supported Palestinian freedom and autonomy and also the recognition of Israel as it is where it is," senior political analyst Sudheendra Kulkarni told Sputnik.
Since 1979, every year November 29 is celebrated as International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by the United Nations.