The visit also intends to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries in sectors like innovation and technology, security and cyber, agriculture, and climate change.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has announced that he will visit India in the first week of April to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations.

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“Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will pay his first official visit to India on Saturday, 2 April 2022, at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said the Foreign Media Adviser to the Israeli Prime Minister.

The two leaders first met last October on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, when PM Modi invited PM Bennett to pay an official visit to India, according to the statement.

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“This visit will reaffirm the important connection between the countries and leaders, and will mark the 30th anniversary of Israel-India relations,” it added.

According to informed sources, the visit will last four days, from April 2 to April 5.

“The visit’s goal is to advance and strengthen the countries’ strategic alliance as well as strengthen bilateral ties. The leaders will also discuss how to improve collaboration in a range of areas, including innovation, the economy, research and development, agriculture, and more “, according to the media adviser.

During his visit, Bennett will meet with his Indian counterpart, key government officials, and members of the local Jewish community.

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The exact itinerary for the visit, as well as additional information, will be released separately, according to the statement.

Bennett was quoted in the press announcement as stating, “I am happy to pay my first official visit to India at the request of my friend, Prime Minister Modi, and together, we will continue to lead the course for our nations’ relations.”

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“Modi has re-established diplomatic relations between India and Israel, which is historic. The bonds between our two distinct cultures Indian and Jewish are strong, and they are built on mutual respect and meaningful collaborations “he stated.

“There are many things we can learn from Indians, and we strive to do so. We will broaden our collaboration to include areas such as innovation and technology, security and cyber, agriculture, and climate change “The Israeli Prime Minister emphasised this point.