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Day 2 : PM Modi In Israel

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi paying homage at the grave of Benjamin Ze’ev (Theodor) Herzel (Visionary of the State), in Jerusalem, Israel on July 04, 2017. The Prime Minister of Israel, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu is also seen.

Day two of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Israel will kick off with a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin today. The leader of opposition of Israel, Issac Herzog will also call upon the Prime Minister. Mr Modi will also address the Indian community in Tel Aviv later in the day.

Last night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted a dinner in honour of Mr Modi at his residence. In a press statement along with Mr Netanyahu, Mr Modi said common objective of economic prosperity, strong technology and innovation provide the space for shared action between India and Israel. 

The Prime Minister said he wants to frame a relationship that transforms the landscape of economic engagements between the two countries. 

Mr Modi said the two countries must resolutely oppose the evils of terrorism, radicalism and violence that plague our times. He said, those who believe in humanity and civilised values must come together and defend it at all costs. 

Mr Netanyahu also asserted that the two countries must stand together to fight the menace of terrorism. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that technology and innovation were important development priority of India which provides the scope to expand academic, scientific and business links with Israel. 

He said that both the countries want to place a strong security partnership to safeguard peace, stability and prosperity. Mr Modi said that he will work with Netanyahu to build a clear action agenda to realise these objectives. 

Speaking about the people to people linkages between the two countries Mr Modi said his visit to Israel celebrates the ancient bond between the communities across both the nations. 

PM Modi added that Indian Jews are a living and vibrant connect to this shared history. He said, India is proud of Jewish sons and daughters of India.

By TIS Staffer
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