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PM Modi coins new phrase for Indo-Israel ties: 'India for Israel and Israel for India'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Wednesday Called On Israeli President Reuven Rivlin And Discussed Ways To Strengthen Bilateral Ties. “The President Of Israel Welcomed Me So Warmly, He Broke Protocol. This Is A Mark Of Respect For The People Of India,' Modi Tweeted.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 05 Jul 2017, 02:56:55 PM


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called on Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties. “The President of Israel welcomed me so warmly, he broke protocol. This is a mark of respect for the people of India,” Modi tweeted.

Modi, who arrived in Tel Aviv on Tuesday for a three-day visit, met Rivlin at his residence here and thanked him for the “warm hospitality and friendship”.

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PM Narendra Modi's dinner yesterday with PM Netanyahu and his family went on for 3 hours

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I for I. Which means India for Israel and Israel for India: PM Modi

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I can never forget my visit to India, it was a memorable visit: President of Israel Reuven Rivlin

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“It is a privilege to meet President Rivlin again today.  I fondly recall his visit to India last November when he charmed us with his affable manner and desire to do more with India,” Modi wrote in the guest book at the Presdient’s residence.

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“President Rivlin is admired in India for his unstinting belief and common good of mankind, I thank him for his friendship and his warm hospitality,” wrote Modi, who is the first India prime minister to visit Israel.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published : 05 Jul 2017, 01:35:00 PM