MJ Akbar to visit Palestine, will be co-chairing first Joint Commission Meeting

, 11:51 PM IST

New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar will be visiting Palestine to Co-Chair the first Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) between India and Palestine on November 8-9. The Palestinian side will be co-chaired by Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki, said a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs here.

India and Palestine enjoy their historic bilateral ties. In order to give further impetus to this bilateral relationship, it was agreed to establish this JCM during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Palestine in January. The proposed JCM would cover a range of issues, including cooperation in economy, energy, tourism, agriculture, water and environment, education, health, IT, sports, culture, media etc.

Akbar will also be visiting Amman, the capital of Jordan, on November 10 for bilateral talks with his counterpart and other dignitaries.