PM Modi receives Israeli PM Netanyahu in Delhi


PM Modi receives Israeli PM Netanyahu in Delhi

The French presidency added that Macron and Netanyahu "also referred to the subject of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in the continuity of their exchanges of December 10".

"This is a very very special relationship". "New areas of cooperation are actively being explored".

Modi had visited the Jewish state in July past year, becoming the first Indian premier to do so.

He said aim will be to further boost cooperation in a range of sectors including water, agriculture, scientific research and education. He is the second Israeli prime minister to visit India in the last 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

He said Netanyahu was bringing with him 130 businesspeople, "which reflects the enthusiasm in Israel to do more business with India".

Netanyahu, accompanied by his wife Sara, would be travelling to Agra to see the Taj Mahal on Tuesday and return to Delhi to participate in the Raisina Dialogue. Mr Netanyahu will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani told reporters on Thursday that Modi and Netanyahu would first visit the Sabarmati Ashram - the abode of Mahatma Gandhi - after they arrive in Ahmedabad on January 17.

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and pressed the importance of maintaining Iran's nuclear accord, the Elysee Palace said on Saturday.

Netanyahu's visit comes six months after PM Narendra Modi became the first-ever Indian PM to visit Israel. Modi and he will also visit the Center of Excellence in Vadrad and inaugurate a Center of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj via video conference. He will reach out to Bollywood in an exclusive "Shalom Bollywood" event.