Israeli PM accorded ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Netanyahu visits Raj Ghat, pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. He said, “just one negative vote at UN cannot change the dynamics of Indian-Israeli relations.” On day two of his visit, PM Netanyahu will be holding bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi….reports Asian Lite News
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is on six-day visit to India, was accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among those present during the ceremony.
“It began with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Israel, which created tremendous enthusiasm that continues with my visit here, which, I must say, is deeply moving for me and my wife and the entire people of Israel,” Netanyahu said after the ceremony.
“And, I think, it helps us flourishing our partnership to bring prosperity, peace and progress for both our people.”
Just one negative vote at UN cannot change the dynamics of Indian-Israeli relations, Netanyahu said on Sunday, terming relations with India as “marriage made in heaven”.
“I don’t think one vote affects a general trend you can see in many other votes and everything and these visits,” Netanyahu said when asked to comment on India’s vote at UN against US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, in an interview.
“Yes, naturally we were disappointed, but this visit is a testimony that our relationship is moving on so many fronts, be it political, technological, tourism, security and so many other areas. Ultimately you see it reflected in all UN votes, not just now but soon,” he added.
Netanyahu and Modi are expected to discuss a variety of subjects related to bilateral relations and the global situation.
This is the first visit to India by an Israeli Prime Minister since Ariel Sharon came in 2003.
Breaking protocol, Modi on Sunday personally went to the airport and received his Israeli counterpart who arrived here to begin a six-day visit that will also take him to Mumbai and Gujarat.