Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and the two leaders agreed on the potential to further strengthen bilateral strategic cooperation in various fields.
This was the first phone conversation between PM Modi and Prime Minister Netanyahu after he was sworn in as the leader of Israel for the sixth time nearly two weeks ago.
“Delighted to speak with my good friend, @netanyahu. Congratulations to him on his impressive election victory and becoming prime minister for a record sixth time. Glad we have another chance to take India-Israel strategic partnership forward together Will happen.” PM Modi tweeted.
Nice talking to my good friend @netanyahu, Congratulated him on his impressive election victory and becoming Prime Minister for a record sixth time. Glad we will have another chance to take India-Israel strategic partnership forward together. @IsraeliPM
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 11, 2023
During the talks, PM Modi invited Benjamin Netanyahu to visit India at the earliest, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.
It added, “The Prime Minister extended his warmest congratulations to Netanyahu on being elected Prime Minister of Israel for the sixth term and wished him a successful tenure.”
The PMO said the two leaders expressed satisfaction at the rapid progress made in the India-Israel strategic partnership in recent years.
“The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the rapid progress made in the India-Israel strategic partnership in recent years and agreed on the potential to further strengthen strategic cooperation in various fields,” the statement said.
Relations between India and Israel have deepened over the years in several areas including defence, agriculture and water.
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