Israel PM called Modi as a "world leader"

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Israel PM called Modi as a "world leader"

Benjamin Netanyahu himself received Modi at the airport on Tuesday.

"We have great admiration for people of India". There was also a mention of a common affinity towards social media that helps them "hear directly from the elected members". What took so long for [our ties] to blossom? Describing India and Israel as sister democracies, he said, both the countries can do great things together.

The Prime Minister said, in coming decades, India want to frame a relationship that transforms the landscape of our economic engagement. "We have to defeat terrorism". "We will destroy radical Islamic terrorism".

India is now the world's fastest growing major economy, a status that Modi is hoping to cement by drawing in more foreign investment.

At a large event on Wednesday for the Indian community in Israel, Mr. Modi was expected to meet Moshe Holtzberg, an Israeli boy who, as a toddler, was spirited out of the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish center in Mumbai by his Indian nanny during a deadly terrorist attack in 2008.

The visit coincides with India and Israel marking 25 years of their diplomatic relations.

Yuval Rotem, the director general of Israel's Foreign Ministry, said the decision for Netanyahu to spend so much time with Modi is not a standard practice for visiting dignitaries and indicated "the highest level of importance" attached to the visit.

It's 4th of July and historic not only for the United States of America, but today it is historic even for Israel. "As we march together a strong and resilient partnership with Israel will be my intent and focus", he said in a brief speech after he was welcomed warmly by his host. But now, prime minister, let me add even sky is not the limit.

On the USA's decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement the India had said that India would go "above and beyond" the accord.

Earlier, the two leaders inspected a guard of honour by Israeli defence forces in honour of Modi.

Modi said the way Israel developed itself despite all odds has gained the world's attention. Trump's support in reform of UN Security Council and Nuclear suppliers group, has been mentioned and praised by Indian PM.

The Afghanistan issue, notably, made an appearance in both leaders' remarks. "A progressive partnership in all these areas would share the scope of my conversation with the Prime Minister, my friend Netanyahu", he said. The leaders called on DPRK to strictly abide by its worldwide obligations and commitments. In 2017, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute published its annual arms transfers database which found that Israel supplied 7.2 percent of India's arms, a significant amount given Delhi is the world's largest arms importer.

In 2016, India accounted for 3.3% of Israel's trade, with imports and exports including agriculture, textiles, machinery, and chemical and mineral products.