Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Tel Aviv on a three-day visit to Israel to commemorate 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. On his arrival, PM Modi got a grand welcome at the Ben Gurion Airport in Israel.
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#6:45 PM: PM Narendra Modi speaks:
-A progressive partnership in all these areas would shape the scope of my conversation with my friend PM Benjamin Netanyahu
-We are cooperating to secure our societies against common threats such as terrorism
-Alongside building a partnership for shared economic prosperity, we are also cooperating to secure our societies
-We have to secure our societies against the common threat of terrorism
-I am keen to interact with Indian diaspora in Israel, including large number of Jews of Indian origin
-It is my singular honor to be the first ever PM of India to undertake this groundbreaking visit to Israel
-I thank my friend PM Netanyahu for receiving me. My visit is about strength of our societies and our strong partnership
#6:40 PM: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu speaks:
-We can do even better together, welcome to Israel my friend PM Modi
-I am confident of the real mathematics of life, of success of our partnership for many reasons; talent of our people
-We love India, admire your culture, history, democracy and commitment to progress
-Aapka swagat hai mere dost: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi
PM Narendra Modi arrives in Israel in the first-ever visit to the country by an Indian PM pic.twitter.com/UDwLMfKFaL— ANI (@ANI_news) July 4, 2017
PM Modi to arrive in Tel Aviv shortly, to be welcomed by his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu
Modi’s three-day visit beginning today is aimed at commemorating 25 years of establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries and will also see discussions between him and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to explore ways to enhance cooperation in key strategic areas.
On Monday, PM Modi had described India’s ties with Israel as “special” and said his visit - the first-ever by an Indian premier to the country - will “lead to further cementing” of bilateral ties and cooperation in key areas including counter-terrorism.
“My visit comes at a special moment- we mark 25 years of the establishment of relations between India and Israel this year,” Modi had said on the eve of his three-day visit to Israel.
In an interview to the pro-government daily ‘Israel Hayom’, Modi said his visit was “based on the deep centuries-old connection between our two peoples.”
“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.”
Modi’s visit is expected to focus on forging new defence and cyber security ties, two areas in which Israel has sought to portrays itself as a world leader, the daily said.
(With inputs from PTI)