Addressing the ministerial level meeting of Non-Aligned Movement, Swaraj said that India’s commitment to the Palestinian cause can never be undermined.
The minister’s statement comes in midst of growing Indo-Israel relations, which had cast a shadow on India's close ties with Palestine.
However, the Modi Government has fought against the claim by saying that India has maintained steady and firm ties with Palestine and Israel simultaneously.
Sushma Swaraj is in New York to attend United Nations General Assembly meet. She is also holding a series of sideline meeting, including bilateral, trilateral talks along with regional ministerial level meets.
EAM @SushmaSwaraj at NAM Ministerial Meeting on Palestine: India’s support for the Palestinian people & the Palestinian cause is historical.— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 19, 2017
EAM @SushmaSwaraj : For independent India, support for the Palestinian cause has been a reference point of its foreign policy.— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 19, 2017
EAM @SushmaSwaraj : During PM Modi’s visit to Israel in July this year, we reiterated the need for a just and durable peace in the region— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 19, 2017
EAM @SushmaSwaraj :Our partnership with Palestinian people has been significantly stepped up. In May, President Abbas visited on State Visit— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 19, 2017
EAM @SushmaSwaraj : India has been voluntarily contributing to UNRWA for several yrs for delivering public services to Palestinian refugees.— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 19, 2017