Israeli PM Mauy Visit India to Further Cement Ties: Official

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will likely visit India this year, his top envoy in New Delhi announced on Monday as the two countries celebrate 30 years of diplomatic ties.

Israel’s Ambassador to India, Naor Gilon said other senior officials will also campaign Bennett during his visit aimed at further cementing ties between the two countries.

Gilon said Bennett will also discuss further deepening bilateral cooperation in diverse areas with Indian top leadership.

Speaking in a Webinar, Gilon said he feels very lucky to be Israel’s Ambassador in India when relations are exceptional and beyond regular.

“This is an important occasion to reflect on our mutual successes as well as a good opportunity to look ahead and shape the next 30 years of our relations,” Gilon said.

The Indian External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar had extended an invitation to Bennett from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Israel last year.

Last year, India and Israel also signed an agreement to strengthen ties by deepening cooperation in the fields of defense and information technology.

The Defense Research and Development Organization of India and Israel’s Directorate of Defense Research and Development signed a bilateral agreement to promote the development of technologies for both military and commercial use.

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