E. Ahamed, Indian minister of state for external affairs, who is on an official visit to Palestine, Thursday met with Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah, during which he handed over Hamdallah a cheque of one $million as part of the budgetary support pledged by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Palestine during the visit of President Abbas to India in September 2012. According to a press release by representative office of India to Palestine, E. Ahamed also met with Foreign Minister Riad Malki and Fatah Commissioner of International Relations Nabil Shaath. He also discussed other projects supported by India during his separate meetings with Hamdallah and Malki, as well as discussed the developments in the region, ways to forward the peace efforts with Israel and means to strengthen the bilateral relationship between India and Palestine. E. Ahamed was accompanied by Representative of India to Palestine, B.S. Mubarak, Secretary of the West Asia Division of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, Sandeep Kumar, and Director of the Minister\'s Office, Suhel Khan.