Prime Minister Narendra Modi will create history when he leaves for Israel on the 4th of July. He will become the first Indian Prime Minister to do so since India became an independent country in 1947. The tour will span over three days, from the 4th of July to the 6th. This trip of PM Modi has grabbed the attention of the entire world, since it once again establishes India’s growing global presence and power.
This trip of PM Modi has been creating buzz on social media from the past one month. Israel is looking forward to the Indian premier’s visit as much as the people back home. A video recorded by Israeli nationals in Hindi, welcoming PM Modi was recently posted on Twitter by the Israeli Embassy in India and it went quite viral.
The Israeli media has also been going gaga over PM Modi’s visit and one newspaper even quoted that “the world’s most important Prime Minister is coming to Israel”. Israeli media has been showcasing how this visit is a landmark event in strengthening the relations between the two countries and also in sending a clear message to the world about the changing equations across the globe.
This trip is also significant because of the strong and deep friendship between PM Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Both the premiers have met previously at global events and seem to have taken a shine to each other. Both the leaders are alike in their vision, policies and discipline.
While PM Modi was still in U.S last week, the Israeli PM had sent out a series of tweets welcoming PM Modi and expressing how his country was awaiting PM Modi’s scheduled visit. This created a lot of buzz across the world and now the Israeli PM sent out another series of tweets a day before PM Modi leaves for Israel.
Referring to PM Modi as a ‘friend’, the Israeli PM wrote that the leader of the largest democracy in the world is set to visit Israel. Re-iterating the strong relations between the two countries, PM Netanyahu said that this visit will deepen the co-operation between the two countries in various fields.
Asserting that the relations between India and Israel have become stronger and closer, the Israeli PM announced that he will be accompanying PM Modi at most events during his visit, as it befits the leader of the world’s largest democracy. This welcome by the Israeli PM is sure to give many people across the globe some serious ‘burns’.
Prime Minister Modi reverted to the warm welcome extended by the Israeli Prime Minister and said that he will be embarking on a historic visit to deepen the relations with his friend and a special partner Israel. He said that this visit is aimed at boosting economic ties and people-to-people interactions among various other things.
India and Israel are commemorating 25 years of relations and PM Modi’s visit will mark this event. While in Israel, PM Modi will also call on Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Israel is home to more than 80,000 Indians and PM Modi will address a massive rally for Indians on the 5th of July at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds. In a first, PM Modi will also address the Israeli Parliament Knesset during the visit.