NEW DELHI: Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will arrive in India for a maiden three-day visit to India on April 3, the Ministry of External Affairs informed. The visit takes place at a time when India and Israel are commemorating their 30 years of diplomatic ties. Israel ventured its diplomatic mission in Delhi in February 1992 and in the same year, in May, India opened its Embassy in Tel Aviv.
Besides meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Israleli PM is expected to meet government functionaries and members of Jew communities in India. Prime Minister Bennett will leave India on April 5, MEA shared in a statement.
The visit of the Israeli PM is expected to enhance ties between the two states in the areas of agriculture, water, trade, education and science and technology, MEA stated. Since Modi’s visit to Israel in July 2017, India and Israel have stressed upon their strategic cooperation in the areas of research and innovation.
Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Bennett met in CoP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2021, following a telephonic conversation between the two leaders on August 16, 2021.
PM Bennett assumed the Prime Minister’s office in 2021, replacing PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
Owing to their commitments, India and Israel have taken up several initiatives to boost bilateral ties. India along with the US, UAE, and Israel formed a new Quad to further penetrate the West Asian front.