Soon after the significant success at the civilian nuclear deal agreement, India move towards yet another bilateral talks, this time with Israel. President Reuven Rivlin along with a delegation of leading agriculture, defence and university figures arrived New Delhi yesterday with a focus on binding agricultural ties between the two countries. Currently India and Isreal shares an excellent relation by some momentous ties in the areas of science and technology, research and innovation, commerce, tourism, education etc.
After a Ceremonial Reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the visiting President visited Rajghat for wreath laying at the Memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. Post his Rajghat visit, PM Narendra Modi met President Rivlin at the Hyderabad House and both are currently addressing the press conference.
Here is are some major takeaways from their speech:
i. The event started with the exchange of agreements between India and Israel.
ii. PM Modi welcomed Isreal President Reuven Rivlin and his team.
iii. Our engagement is multi-dimensional; building defence ties and enhancing people to people ties important for our partnership: PM Modi
iv. Growing number of Indian students going to study in Israel will be an important bridge in building our partnership: PM Modi
v. We agreed that there are several strong areas of ongoing cooperation between our countries: PM Modi
vi. As we approach 25 year milestone in establishment of diplomatic relations; committed to advance our engagement on several fronts: PM Modi
vii. Would encourage private sector holders to use this opportunity to build business ties between the two nations (India and Israel): PM Modi
viii. We recognise that terrorism is a global challenge and has no boundaries: PM Modi
ix. Regrettably, one of the countries of its origin and spread is in India’s neighbourhood: PM Modi
x. We agreed that the international community must act with resolve against terror networks and state that harbour them: PM Modi
xi. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you have truly made us feel at home in your beautiful country: Israel President Reuven Rivlin
xii. Israel and India are threatened by terror because we uphold the values of freedom: Israel President Reuven Rivlin