On Tuesday, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi met Israeli PM. A video of interaction between Modi and Naftali Bennett was uploaded by the official twitter account of the office of the PM of Israel. Israeli PM was seen saying to Modi that, “You are the most popular person in Israel.”
Two leaders were sharing a laugh and in a sweet conversation Bennett invited Modi and said “come join my party.”
On Monday, after the short interaction during the climate conference, PM Modi and Bennett had a formal meeting. Bilateral ties and views to expand cooperation in areas of high-technology and innovation were discussed during the meeting that was held on Tuesday.
PM Modi tweeted, “Glad to have met, yet again, PM @naftalibennett. We had fruitful talks on boosting India-Israel friendship in sectors such as research, innovation and futuristic technologies. These sectors are critical for empowering our youngsters.”
During the meeting, Bennett told Modi, “I want to thank you. You’re the person who restarted the relationship between India and Israel, which is a deep relationship between two unique civilizations – the Indian civilization, the Jewish civilization – and I know it comes from your heart. It’s not about interests; it’s about a deep conviction that you harbour and we feel it.”
On Tuesday, during a press conference, Harsh Vardhan Shrigla, foreign secretary, said, “Next year will be the 30th anniversary of the diplomatic relation between India and Israel and in this context, PM Modi invited Naftali Bennett to visit India.”
“Prime Minister Bennett said that he had visited India about three times in the past in his capacity as a minister in the government of Israel but he will be delighted to visit India in the first quarter of 2022,” Shringla added further.