PM Modi leaves for two-nation tour of Israel and Germany

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 29 August 2017 left for his two-nation tour that will see him visiting Israel and Germany. The trip began less than a week after he came back to India following the three-nation tour of Portugal, US and Netherlands and will take the tally of his foreign visits to 67.

PM Modi is expected to land at the Ben Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv on 29 August 2017 at 6 pm for a three-day trip before going to Germany, where he would attend the G20 Summit in Hamburg. Ahead of the visit, Modi tweeted I look forward to holding extensive talks with my friend, @IsraeliPM @netanyahu, who shares a commitment for vibrant India-Israel ties. From boosting economic ties to furthering people-to-people interactions, my Israel visit has a wide range of programmes.

The visit termed as as ‘important and landmark’ for bilateral ties will celebrate 25 yrs of relationship between people, business and farmers of two countries. There will be emphasis on development, innovation, agriculture,water and the connect between our people. The Indian prime minister is scheduled to have dinner with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu following his arrival to Israel on July 4. He would be meeting the Israeli Premier again for discussions the following day. Modi would also call upon Israels President Reuven Rivlin on July 5 and the leader of opposition, Isaac Herzog.

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