Rajnath for strengthening ties with Israel

November 06, 2014 07:37 am | Updated November 16, 2021 04:46 pm IST - Tel Aviv

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and held discussions to strengthen India’s “very warm” relations with the Jewish state.

Welcoming Mr. Singh, Mr. Netanyahu said, “Indians and Israelis share the combination of ingenuity and continuity.”

The Home Minister, who is here for his first bilateral visit, earlier tweeted, “India and Israel share very warm & cordial bilateral relations. We look forward to strengthen it further.”

Mr. Singh started his Israel visit by visiting Holy sites in the old city of Jerusalem.

The Home Minister then left for a helicopter tour of the Jordan Valley and Israel’s northern and southern region with Israel’s National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen.

“India is a very important ally for us and we view the Home Minister’s visit as very significant,” a senior Israeli official said.

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