Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart are "ideological soul-mates", the CPI (M) claimed, opposing the visit of Benjamin Netanyahu to India from January 14. They had also spent some time at the Sabarmati Riverfront, developed during Modi's tenure as Gujarat chief minister. 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". The Israeli leader would be meeting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also the same day.
Official engagements begin on Monday: a guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhavan, wreath-laying at Rajghat, and meetings with President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu. Series of business events have been lined up as Netanyahu makes a return visit after PM Narendra Modi visited Israel past year. Prime Minister Modi's visit was a very important milestone in that.
Netanyahu and Modi will attend a CEOs' forum, and two business events - in Delhi and Mumbai. An eight-kilometre-long roadshow is said to have been arranged from the airport to the ashram.
He said the agriculture and water are the major strategic cooperation areas between the two nations and India will further like to expand the cooperation in these areas.
In Gujarat, the Indian and Israeli Prime Ministers will visit the Center of Excellence in Vadrad and inaugurate a Center of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj via video conference.
Asked for details on Mumbai terror attack survivor Moshe Holtzberg and his nanny visiting Chabad House - where the boy's parents were killed - joint secretary (West Asia-North Africa) Bala Bhaskar directed reporters to the Israeli diplomatic mission. "The Prime Minister will reach out to Bollywood in an exclusive "Shalom Bollywood" event", the statement read.
China, Asia leaders discuss Mekong dam projects
China is Cambodia's key ally and economic partner. "They are really committed and deliver what they have said or promised". China is also seeking to have parts or the river dredged or rapids cleared so that large cargo ships can navigate.