Foreign Policy of India: PMs of India & Israel Reinforce Diplomatic Ties

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The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on a six day visit of India. He is the second Prime Minister of Israel to visit the country after Mr. Ariel Sharon in 2003. The Israeli Prime Minister arrived to India on January 14, 2018 in New Delhi to expand bilateral and diplomatic relationship with India. The Prime Minister has come to India after a gap of 15 years since 2003. He said his visit would provide opportunity to strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation in areas of global security, trade and tourism interests.

India had voted against Israel at UN for recognizing Jerusalem as Capital of Israel still the PM of Israel wanted to strengthen ties with India.

In his six day visits to India, the Israeli Prime Minister would visit Delhi, Agra, Gujarat and Mumbai. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the Isreali Prime Minister in his tweet message and said his visit to India is historic and it would further reinforce the close friendship between two nations.

Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu paid homage to Indian soldiers of World War I at Haifa Cemetery.

A delegation level talk took place between the duo Prime Ministers at the India-Israel Business Summit. The Indian Prime Minister delivered a speech at the summit and gave slogan of Reform, Perform and Transform. He emphasized on joint co-operation of India and Israel.

India and Israel inked 9 pacts to increase cooperation in key sectors like cyber security, Oil & Gas, Air Transport, Film co-production, Homeopathic Medicines, space, metal air batteries, mutual investment and in sphere of renewable energy.

The Israeli Prime Minster called Narendra Modi a “revolutionary leader” who was transforming India and diplomatic ties between India and Israel.

The Israeli Prime Minister has also gone to Agra along with his wife Sara Netanyahu to visit Tajmahal.  It is also scheduled that Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu will go to home state of Narendra Modi, Gujrat and will visit the Sabarmati Ashram on January 17, 2018.

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