Israeli PM Naftali Bennett to visit India in early April
The visit will mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of relations between Israel and India
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will pay his first official visit to India on April 2 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"I am delighted to pay my first official visit to India at the invitation of my friend, Prime Minister Modi, and together we will continue leading the way for our countries’ relations,” PM Naftali Bennett said in a statement issued by the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.
“Modi restarted relations between India and Israel, and this is of historic importance. The relations between our two unique cultures — the Indian culture and the Jewish culture — are deep, and they rely on deep appreciation and meaningful collaborations,” he added.
Noting that there are many things we can learn from the Indians, and this is what we strive to do, the Israeli PM said that together we will expand our cooperation to other areas, from innovation and technology, security and cyber, to agriculture and climate change.
According to the Israeli PMO, the visit will take place on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of relations between Israel and India.
The leaders first met on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow last October, at which Prime Minister Modi invited Prime Minister Bennett to pay an official visit to the country.
The visit will reaffirm the important connection between the countries and the leaders, the Israeli PMO statement said.
The purpose of the visit is to advance and strengthen the strategic alliance between the countries, and to expand bilateral ties, it informed.
In addition, the leaders will discuss the strengthening of cooperation in a variety of areas, including innovation, economy, research and development, agriculture and more, the statement said.
During his visit, Prime Minister Bennett will meet with Indian Prime Minister Modi and other senior government officials, as well as visit the Jewish community in the country, it further added.