New Delhi: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi today welcomed the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Delhi by proclaiming that his visit to India is historic and special.
Netanyahu’s visit will further cement the close friendship between our nations, Modi said.
In the presence of Netanyahu, Modi paid tributes to the brave Indian soldiers who fought at Haifa. The spot where their sacrifice is commemorated will now be called Teen Murti – Haifa Chowk.
Netanyahu arrived here at the invitation of the Indian Prime Minister. He will be in India from 14-19 January, 2018. This is the first visit of Prime Minister Netanyahu to India. On the occasion of commemoration of 25 years of establishing diplomatic relations, it was decided to exchange the visits of both the Prime Ministers. Accordingly, PM Modi visited Israel in July 2017, and during this visit, India’s relations with Israel were upgraded to a strategic partnership with special focus on agriculture and water.
PM Netanyahu Itinerary includes a visit to Agra, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
During this visit, Prime Minister Netanyahu will hold bilateral discussions with the Indian Prime Minister on 15 January, 2018. He will also call on the President.
Both the Prime Ministers will attend the 2nd India-Israel CEO Forum Meeting to be held on Monday, 15th January. The first CEO Forum was held during the PM’s visit to Israel. PM Netanyahu will also address a separate business event to be organised on Monday. He will also participate in the Raisina Dialogue on 16 January, 2018 and will visit Centre of Excellence in Agriculture at Vadrad and iCreate in Gujarat.
Both the sides are expected to conclude MoUs/Agreements in the area of cyber, space, film production and energy.