The first round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Palestine were held in Ramallah, Palestine on May 4, 2015. The Palestinian delegation was led by Amb. Mazen Shamiya, Assistant to Minister for Asia, Africa and Australia in Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Amb. Sandeep Kumar, Joint Secretary (West Asia and North Africa), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, led the Indian delegation.
The whole gamut of bilateral relationship was reviewed, challenges identified, and mechanisms strategized to take the relationship forward. They also discussed important regional and multilateral issues including India's continued support to the Palestinian cause, the latest developments in the Middle East Peace Process, regional developments, fight against terrorism and United Nations Security Council reforms. In this regard, the Palestinian side underlined its support to the efforts and aspirations of India to obtain a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council.
Both the sides agreed to further upscale bilateral cooperation by organizing high level visits, cultural activities, business exchanges etc.