M.J. Akbar to co-chair Joint Commission Meeting in Palestine

New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar will visit Palestine to co-chair the first Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) between India and Palestine on November 8-9, an official statement said on Thursday.

To be co-chaired by Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister Riad al-Maliki, the proposed JCM would cover a range of issues, including cooperation in economy, energy, tourism, agriculture, water and environment, education, health, information technology, sports, culture, media etc.

During External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Palestine in January, it was agreed to set up the JCM to give further impetus to the bilateral relationship.

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