PM returns home after 3 nation visit to Palestine, UAE and Oman

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On Sunday during his meeting with Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, Modi voiced his appreciation of the Indian expatriates for their contributions to Oman's development.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited Omani businesses to invest in India as he showcased the government's initiatives to further ease doing of business in the "New India". Modi chose to steer clear of this as the complexities of the region were evident in the very manner of Modi's landing at the Palestinian Authority's presidential headquarters in Ramallah, in a chopper provided by the Jordanian government, escorted by choppers from the Israel Air Force.

Modi praised the United Arab Emirates, home to 3.3 million Indian nationals, for having "harnessed technology" and "managing to create a unique economic miracle that we rarely see in the world". "We consider a multi-lateral mechanism that emerges from an worldwide peace conference as the ideal way to sponsor the negotiations". He also met with a group of the Indian community outside the temple.

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Sharma said that in 2013 and 2014, people of India heard enough from Modi and a substantial section of them were misled into believing that he is going to bring about the golden age of this country, bring about a revolutionary transformation in the economy and job creation while also getting India recognition as a major power of the world.

Read also: Why Are Ties With The UAE Important For India? In their joint statement, the two countries "reiterated their condemnation for efforts, including by states, to use religion to justify, support and sponsor terrorism against other countries, or to use terrorism as instrument of state policy". They agreed to enhance cooperation to strengthen maritime security in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean regions, vital for the security and prosperity of both countries. India is likely to step up its military presence in Oman. Regular naval exercises have now become the norm. At the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Oman's capital, Modi mentioned that India's image had suffered in the previous regime and his government worked hard to change the "style of misgovernance".

Given the nature of the Middle East's polities, where sultans and monarchs still reign, Modi personal diplomacy has indeed had a significant impact in galvanizing bilateral relations. This will be crucial as traditional powers such as the USA and Russian Federation are jostling militarily, even as America's stakes in the region decline by the day. The agreement will help India counter China in the Indian Ocean region, The Indian Express reported. Growing rivalry between Sunni Arabs and Shia Iran is reshaping old relationships.