Swaraj calls on Netanyahu, discusses bilateral ties

ANI | Updated: Jan 14, 2018 20:03 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan 14 (ANI): External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu here today and discussed bilateral ties between the two countries.

The Ministry of External Affairs took to Twitter to say, "Warm and engaging conversation on various aspects of our bilateral ties aimed at strengthening our strategic partnership".

Later in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be hosting a private dinner for the visiting dignitary.

Netanyahu, who is on a six-day visit to India, is accompanied by his wife Sara and a 130-member delegation from various sectors, including cyber, agriculture and defence.

The Israeli premier will be visiting Delhi, Agra, Gujarat and Mumbai and will be accompanied by the Indian Prime Minister on extensive portions of his visit.

Hours after landing in Delhi, Netanyahu tweeted in Hindi to express happiness over meeting his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for the second time in six months.

Earlier in the day, the two leaders attended a ceremony to mark the formal renaming of iconic Teen Murti Chowk as Teen Murti Haifa Chowk.

The two premiers, who signed the visitor's book at the chowk, were received by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar.

They laid wreath and paid tribute at the Chowk. (ANI)