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India's Narendra Modi Visits Israel
04/07/2017

Photo by: Israeli PMO

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Ben-Gurion International Airport at 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday for his highly anticipated historic 48-hour visit to Israel. Modi's visit is the first by an Indian leader since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries in the 1990s. A Hindu nationalist, conservative and believer in free markets, he enjoys unprecedented popularity at home, and many say he is all but destined to be reelected in 2019.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other top Israeli dignitaries will receive Modi at Ben-Gurion International Airport. Foreign Ministry Director General Yuval Rotem said on Monday at a press conference that Netanyahu, in a rather unusual step, will accompany his Indian colleague for almost all of his 48 hours in the country. “It’s not something we do with other leaders, but it is an indication that it is a historic visit and that we ascribe a lot of importance to it,” he said.

 

 

Source: Haaretz

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