Israeli PM Netanyahu to be given exceptional welcome in India by friend Modi

Israeli PM Netanyahu to be given exceptional welcome in India by friend Modi
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NEW DELHI - After his mega roadshow with Japanese premier Shinzo Abe here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, on a similar trip in the city on January 17, The Hindu has reported.

The Prime Ministers will travel in an open jeep from the airport to the Sabarmati Ashram following Mr. Netanyahu’s arrival at 10.30 a.m. The civic body is decking up the route. Schedule of events

“Mr. Modi will land in the city early in the morning and subsequently, the Israel Prime Minister with his delegation will land at the airport, where Mr. Modi will receive them,” a senior State government official said. “After a brief halt at the airport, both dignitaries will embark on the roadshow in an open jeep.”

Mr. Modi will take Mr. Netanyahu around the ashram and Mahatma Gandhi’s cottage. Both would later inaugurate a new incubation and start-up support centre, iCreate, set up with Israeli assistance. More than 1,000 delegates from industry and business would be present.

In the afternoon, both leaders would reach Vadraj village in Sabarkantha in North Gujarat where a centre for excellence for vegetable farming had been set up with Israel’s help. Mr. Netanyahu will inaugurate another centre of excellence for date farming in Kutch.

“We have three events during Israel Prime Minister’s day-long visit to the State,” the Gujarat government official added.

In 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping became the first foreign dignitary to visit Mr. Modi’s home state. In Ahmedabad, Mr. Modi and Mr. attended a variety of events.

Mr. Shinzo came to Ahmedabad to lay the foundation stone for the bullet train project.

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