PM Modi, Israeli PM Bennett discuss recent geo-political developments including Ukraine situation
India and Israel had elevated their bilateral relationship to a strategic partnership in 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli PM Naftali Bennett spoke with each other on Monday and had a detailed discussion on recent geo-political developments, including the situation in Ukraine.
They also reviewed India-Israel cooperation in various areas, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.
Prime Minister Modi also expressed his condolences for the loss of lives in the recent terrorist attacks in Israel, the PMO added.
Conveying his best wishes to PM Bennett for early recovery after being diagnosed with Covid-19, PM Modi said he looked forward to welcoming his Israeli counterpart to India very soon.
"Was happy to speak with PM @naftalibennett and to know that he is recovering well. We discussed recent global events, and also reviewed India-Israel cooperation in various areas. I look forward to welcoming him in India very soon to continue our discussions," PM Modi tweeted.
The Israeli PM was scheduled to visit India from Sunday but had to postpone it after he tested positive for Covid-19. This was to be his first visit to India as Prime Minister.
The two leaders had met on the sidelines of COP 26 in Glasgow in November 2021.
This year, India and Israel are marking 30 years of the establishment of full diplomatic ties.
India and Israel had elevated their bilateral relationship to a strategic partnership during the historic visit of Prime Minister Modi to Israel in July 2017.
Since then, the two countries have continued to deepen their strategic partnership, with a focus on innovation and research as two knowledge-based economies, the MEA had said earlier.