Benjamin Netanyahu thanks 'good friend' Narendra Modi for his warm welcome' to India

Benjamin Netanyahu thanks 'good friend' Narendra Modi for his warm welcome' to India

India Blooms News Service | 14 Jan 2018

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IBNS): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the airport to welcome  Benjamin Netanyahu with his signature bear hug, the Israel Prime Minister thanked his  Indian counterpart for the 'warm welcome'.

Benjamin Netanyahu called Modi his 'good friend'.

"We have landed in India. Thank you to my good friend Narendra Modi for the warm welcome!," the visiting PM tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday welcomed Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India by receiving him at the airport.

Welcoming Netanyahu, Modi said the visit is a historic one.

"Welcome to India, my friend PM @netanyahu! Your visit to India is historic and special. It will further cement the close friendship between our nations. @IsraeliPM #ShalomNamaste," Modi tweeted.

Netanyahu is on a 6-day visit to India.

He is the second Prime Minister from his country after Ariel Sharon to visit India in the last 25 years of a diplomatic relationship.

The Israeli PM is accompanied by a 130-member delegation from various sectors including cyber, agriculture and defence.

Later in the day, he will meet Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.

On Monday, Netanyahu will be given a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan which will be followed by the wreath laying at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.

He will also meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and hold delegation level talks.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had told reporters that Netanyahu will hold a roadshow with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on Jan 17.

The two PMs will hold the roadshow for 8 kms. Both the leaders are likely to visit Sabarmati Ashram, abode of Mahatma Gandhi.

Both Modi and  Netanyahu will visit two centres of excellency in Ahmedabad and inaugurate one.

In July last year, Modi visited Israel as the first Indian Prime Minister since the establishment of bilateral ties in 1992.

Benjamin Netanyahu thanks 'good friend' Narendra Modi for his warm welcome' to India

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