Israel PM Netanyahu greets Modi for Republic Day

Israel PM Netanyahu greets Modi for Republic Day

The two leaders underscored the significance of the strategic partnership between the two countries and expressed happiness over the growth of cooperation between India and Israel in all spheres, according to the statement. (File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday discussed global and regional matters of mutual interest and agreed to remain in touch for forthcoming initiatives and developments, the Prime Minister’s Office said.

The PMO in a statement said that Netanyahu telephoned Modi to greet him for Republic Day and the two leaders “agreed to remain in touch, including in the context of the forthcoming initiatives and developments regarding the region”.

The two leaders underscored the significance of the strategic partnership between the two countries and expressed happiness over the growth of cooperation between India and Israel in all spheres, according to the statement. They also welcomed efforts to facilitate air connectivity between the two countries.

Modi stressed on the significance of initiatives in the areas of agriculture, water and startups, it said. Modi and Netanyahu also exchanged greetings and good wishes for the year 2020.