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India's President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Israel in October
28/07/2015
Mukherjee to become first Indian president to visit Israel. His visit to the region aimed at further boosting the burgeoning ties between the two countries

India's President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Israel in October to further boost the burgeoning ties between the two countries.

The trip that will also include stops at Jordan and the West Bank will make Mukherjee the first Indian head of state to visit the Jewish state.

In September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Modi in New York; it was the first meeting between an Israeli and Indian prime minister since late Israeli PM Ariel Sharon visited New Delhi in 2003.

Trade between India and Israel has grown substantially over the years as well, from $200 million in 1992 to roughly $4.39 billion in 2013.

Speaking in the Knesset on Monday, Netanyahu referred to a recent conversation with Modi, whom he described as "my friend".

"We discussed cooperation between India and Israel," Netanyahu said. "We are at a very major turning point in which we are expanding and varying Israel's markets, first of all with the giant economies of Asia – India, Japan and China, but not just there."

 

Source: I24News

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