New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to meet Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday, the second day of his visit to Israel. The Indian PM, who is on a three-day official visit to Israel, landed at the Ben Gurion International Airport on Tuesday. He was received by many senior delegates including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Modi's visit is the first ever visit of a incumbent Indian prime minister to Israel.
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister along with his counterpart Netanyahu addressed a joint press conference while reaffirming their determination to fight against terrorism. While addressing the press conference, PM Netanyahu said, "We (India and Israel) believe we can together do great things for the betterment of future of our people. We also face common challenges, first of it is to defeat forces of terror. Need to stand and work together". Agreeing to what Netanyahu said, Modi said, "We face several common challenges. We must resolutely oppose evils of terrorism, radicalism and violence."
Modi also said that the ties between India and Israel have seen rapid growth over the last several years. "India is a fast growing economy and we are using technology and innovation for the progress of our nation," he added. PM Modi also said that India is looking to build a strong and resilient relationship with Israel, and will gain cutting-edge technology from Israeli defence.
Through the meetings, both India and Isreal are expected to deepen cooperation in the areas of water, agriculture, energy, science and space technology. However, PM Modi also stated that global concerns like terrorism and security are also on his agenda.(india.com)