Israel PM to arrive on Monday on six-day India trip

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu addresses inaugural session of 'Raisina Dialogue'- Top quotes

Asked whether Baby Moshe, the Israeli child who lost his parents in the 2008 terror attack on a Jewish centre in Mumbai, will be part of Netanyahu's delegation or whether Moshe will attend Jewish community event, Bhaskar said finer details of the Israeli PM's visit were still being worked out.

Netanyahu pointed out that apart from meeting with the Russian leader, he would also make a visit to India soon, holding talks with the country's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while he also meant to meet with US President Donald Trump "in Washington in March, if not sooner".

Netanyahu will arrive at around noon on Sunday, and meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

"We have uprgaded our relationship to strategic level with special focus on agriculture and water", he said.

The bilateral trades between the two countries is 5 billion United States dollar.

"These issues have set mechanism".

"New areas of cooperation are actively being explored". It was decided that both Prime Ministers should exchange visits. Ties between the two countries have flourished in numerous realms in recent years.

Netanyahu will be the first Israeli prime minister to visit India since the late Ariel Sharon traveled to the subcontinent in 2003.

On January 17 he will join PM Narendra Modi in a tour to Gujrat, where the two Prime Ministers will visit the Centre of Excellences and inaugurate a Center of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj via video conference.

They are also likely to visit the Sabarmati Ashram, the abode of Mahatma Gandhi for a long time, here, Rupani said, reports PTI.

Israeli Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon said on Thursday that Netanyahu's visit next week would serve as the "grand finale" of the anniversary celebrations.

"In Mumbai, the Prime Minister will meet with Jewish community leaders and select members of the Indian business community".

It said he will reach out to Bollywood in an exclusive "Shalom Bollywood" event.



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