PM Modi’s tour of Israel

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel. PM Modi’s three-day visit begins on Tuesday and will aim to strengthen cooperation in developmental projects while also establishing a strong relationship for the future.

On Tuesday, PM Modi’s tour of Israel begins with a visit the Danziger Dan Flower Farm, the leading floriculture company in Israel, on the way from the airport to Jerusalem. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will accompany PM Modi from the airport and the two PMs will also visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum and will participate in a memorial ceremony before proceeding for dinner at PM Netanyahu’s residence.

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On Wednesday, PM Modi will be holding a working meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. After the meeting PM Modi will meet PM Netanyahu with both prime ministers engaging in the delegate level talks during which a series of bilateral agreements are expected to be signed, followed by the joint statements from both leaders.

PM Modi will also be meeting the leader of opposition Isaac Herzog followed by a meeting with members of the Indian community in Israel. On Wednesday, PM Modi will also meet 10-year old Moshe Holtzberg, a victim of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The meetings will be followed by a rally in Tel Aviv, which is expected to be attended by 4,000 people.

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On Thursday, Prime Minister Modi will be visiting a water desalination facility which will be followed by lunch with Indian and Israeli corporate executives. PM Modi will then meet Indian students studying in Israel before leaving Israel in an official farewell ceremony.