Modi Leaves For Israel On His Three -Day Historic Visit

July 04, 2017 15:13
Modi Leaves For Israel On His Three -Day Historic Visit

Modi Leaves For Israel On His Three -Day Historic Visit:- Mr. Narendra Modi left for his three-day trip to Israel, a first by an Indian Prime Minister.

Modi with his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss  the common challenges like terrorism and ways to boost economic ties.

“PM Narendra Modi emplanes for a historic visit to Israel, the first ever by an Indian Prime Minister,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.

When the Indian PM arrives at the left for his three-day trip to Israel, Netanyahu will receive Modi in a special gesture. US Presidents, including Donald Trump, and the Pope, have been treated with such special gesture, till date.

The historic visit of the prime minister will give a fillip to the bilateral ties, expects the people of both the countries.

India’s ties with Israel has been described by Mr Modi as “special”. he further said that his visit would “lead to further cementing” of bilateral ties and cooperation in key areas, including counter-terrorism. Modi was quoted by news agencies as saying that his visit was “based on the deep centuries-old connection between our two people.

He said, “I share the opinion of many of my people, who see Israel as a beacon of technology, as a country that has managed to survive even though the odds were against it.”

Apart from paying his respects to courageous Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during the liberation of Haifa in 1918, Modi will also meet President Ruven Ruvi Rivlin. The visit marks 25 years of their diplomatic relations, coinciding with each other. He will also address the CEOs of the two countries as well as the Indian diaspora.

Before traveling to Hamburg, Germany, to attend the G-20 summit, Modi will be in Israel till July 6. The theme chosen for this year is “Shaping an Inter-connected World”. “I look forward to engaging leaders from other G-20 countries on the vital issues affecting our world today that have a bearing on economic growth, sustainable development, and peace and stability,” he said.

“We will review progress on decisions since the Hangzhou Summit last year and deliberate on issues of terrorism, climate, sustainable development, growth and trade, digitization, health, employment, migration, women’s empowerment, and partnership with Africa,” Modi added.

The Yad Vashem Memorial Museum in Jerusalem, will also be visited by Modi.  

“Tomorrow (Tuesday), I begin a historic visit to Israel, a very special partner of India’s... As the first Indian prime minister to do so, I am greatly looking forward to this unprecedented visit that will bring our two countries and people closer,” Modi said.

He took forward to Twitter and said :

“I look forward to holding extensive talks with my friend, @IsraeliPM @netanyahu, who shares a commitment for vibrant India-Israel ties.”

The Prime Minister said, “On the full spectrum of our partnership and strengthening it in diverse fields for mutual benefit, I will have “in-depth talks” with Netanyahu. We will also have the chance to discuss major common challenges like terrorism.”

“From boosting economic ties to furthering people-to-people interactions, my Israel visit has a wide range of programmes.”

Israel Ambassador to India, Danny Carmon said that a four-hour meeting on Wednesday, will be held by Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu, which will include a ‘working lunch’. During the bilateral meeting, among other areas of cooperation, the two leaders are expected to talk on setting up joint strategic partnerships on agriculture and water. Israel is also seeking cooperation in the field of space technology, added Mr. Carmon.

This year, India and Israel are marking 25 years of their diplomatic relations. “My programme during the visit gives me an opportunity to engage with a cross-section of Israeli society. I am particularly looking forward to interacting with the large vibrant Indian diaspora in Israel that represents an enduring link between our two peoples,” Modi said.

On the economic side, he said, “I will join with leading Indian and Israeli CEOs and start-ups to discuss our shared priority of expanding business and investment collaboration on the ground.”

In addition, he said, “I hope to get insights into Israel's accomplishments in technology and innovation through on-site visits.”


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