The defense will be on the agenda during the three-day visit of the prime minister, which marks the end of 25 years of diplomatic relations.
Narendra Modi becomes the first Prime Minister of India to visit Israel Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the first Indian head of government to visit Israel when he meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on June 4, PTI reported Monday. The two countries mark 25 years of diplomatic relations in 2017 and leaders must discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations and common challenges. Modi and Netanyahu met twice at United Nations-related events.
In the diplomatic arena, the three-day visit rises while India had the opportunity to balance its relations with the US. And Palestinian governments. Modi will not travel to Ramallah, which is the seat of the Palestinian Authority, he told NDTV. Most international executives visiting Tel Aviv also visit Ramallah to symbolically tie diplomatic ties.
Netanyahu should receive Modi at the airport, a courtesy generally reserved for the Pope, PTI reported. The Israeli leader has described Modi’s unprecedented visit as “historic.”
“I will have extensive talks with Prime Minister Netanyahu across the range of our partnership and strengthen in various fields for mutual benefit,” Modi said on Facebook. “We will also have the opportunity to discuss common challenges like terrorism.” India is currently ranked as Israel’s largest arms market, defense discussions will be at the forefront, according to NDTV.
Leaders must initiate various agreements in the areas of innovation, development, science, technology and space. The news agency said the two governments are planning to sign an agreement involving the Uttar Pradesh government to clean up a piece of the Ganges. The establishment of an industrial research and development fund worth $ 40 million (about Rs 259 crore) is also on the agenda.
Modi will also meet with Israeli President Reuven Ruvi Rivlin, Israeli officials and representatives of the Indian diaspora. “I will join key leaders and new companies from India and Israel to discuss our common priority to expand trade cooperation and investment in the plant,” Modi said.
The Prime Minister is also invited to visit the Yad Vashem Memorial Museum to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Homage will also be paid to the Indian soldiers who died during the liberation of Haifa in 1918.
The President of the Government concluded his tour by three countries in the United States, and the Netherlands on June 28. He must address the G-20 in Hamburg Germany on July 7.