Netanyahu to receive PM Modi in Tel Aviv

| Updated: Jul 03, 2017 23:48 IST

New Delhi [India], July 3 (ANI): In a special gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be received by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his arrival at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv tomorrow evening. Till now, this gesture has only been accorded to U.S. presidents, including President Donald Trump recently and the Pope. Prime Minister Netanyahu will also accompany his Indian counterpart to all events during his historic visit to the country between July 4 and July 6. The Indian Prime Minister is undertaking a visit to Israel to mark 25 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations. In a series of tweets ahead of Modi's visit, the Israeli Prime Minister tweeted: "Tomorrow, my friend Indian Prime Minister @NarendraModi will arrive in Israel; India is the largest democracy in the world. (sic)" "I will accompany Prime Minister @narendramodi at many events during his visit as befits the leader of the largest democracy in the world. (sic)" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tomorrow, my friend Indian Prime Minister <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi">@NarendraModi</a> will arrive in Israel; India is the largest democracy in the world.</p>&mdash; PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) <a href="https://twitter.com/IsraeliPM/status/881800016901402624">July 3, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is an historic first visit by an Indian PM to Israel in 70 years; it attests to the fact that our relations with India became closer</p>&mdash; PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) <a href="https://twitter.com/IsraeliPM/status/881800688648548352">July 3, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I will accompany Prime Minister <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi">@narendramodi</a> at many events during his visit as befits the leader of the largest democracy in the world.</p>&mdash; PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) <a href="https://twitter.com/IsraeliPM/status/881801137988489216">July 3, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> He said the 'historic' visit attests the close Indo-Israel relations. Netanyahu added," This visit will deepen cooperation in a range of areas - security, agriculture, water, energy, almost every field in which Israel is engaged" Prime Minister Modi will be the first ever Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel. During the visit, the Indian leader will have detailed discussions with his Israeli counterpart on all matters of mutual interest and will also call on President Rivlin. The visit also includes high-level bilateral meetings and other various components which reflect the fabric of the Indo-Israeli relations. Earlier in November last year, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin came to India on a week-long state visit - the first by an Israeli President in nearly 20 years.(ANI)

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