Netanyahu to Visit India With 130 Businessmen

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Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron has recalled "the importance of preserving the Iranian nuclear agreement, and the necessary respect by all parties of their commitments under this agreement" in a telephone talk with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Modi's standalone visit to Israel in July this year celebrated 25 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The Indian prime minister skipped Palestine during his trip leading many analysts to say that New Delhi was changing its rules of engagement in the region. The much talked-about meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be held at Hyderabad House, which will be followed by delegation-level talks.

In Gujarat, Modi and Netanyahu will also visit the Centre of Excellence in Vadrad and inaugurate a Centre of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj via video conference.

The Indian Ministry of Defense announced last week that it would buy 131 surface-to-air missiles from Israel. Without confirming whether an agreement for Israeli Spike missiles will be signed during Netanyahu's visit, Carmon said the Spike project is an example of "Israel engaging in Make in India" because it can be implemented through partnership between an Israeli company and Indian firm.


It also comes about six months after Modi's landmark visit to Israel.

He said the visit will focus on the progress made between India and Israel since Modi's visit to Israel last summer, and on shaping the next 25 years of relations between the two countries.

In his conversation with Macron, the Israeli premier said that "Trump's remarks should be taken seriously, and whoever wants to keep the nuclear deal would be wise to fix it", a statement from Netanyahu's office read.

Netanyahu is also likely to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra and will be in Mumbai for a business meet before he flies home next Friday.


India had last month joined 127 other countries to vote in the UNGA in favour of a resolution opposing the recent decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

In Mumbai, Prime Minister Netanyahu will meet Jewish community leaders and select members of the Indian business community.

It said he will reach out to Bollywood in an exclusive "Shalom Bollywood" event.


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