New Delhi: Isreal PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who is on a 6-day visit to India, is scheduled to visit Agra on Tuesday to visit the iconic Taj Mahal; along with his wife. Netanyahu will be accompanied by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during their entire trip to Agra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited Israeli companies to invest in India to help boost its development.
Addressing an India-Israel Business Summit in the national capital, PM Modi said that increasing bilateral trade with a hi-tech economy like Israel was not only diplomatic but also economic necessity for both the countries.
“India’s developmental agenda is huge. It presents a vast economic opportunity for Israeli companies. I invite more and more Israeli people, businesses and companies to come and work in India,” Modi said.
“Given the scale of the Indian economy and the relevance of cutting-edge Israeli technologies for us, even sky is not the limit for what we may achieve together,” he said.
Noting some of the major reforms undertaken by the government in recent times like the Goods and Services Tax and liberalisation of foreign investment rules, the Indian Prime Minister promised all support to Israeli investors, saying India wants to do more for improved ease of doing business in the country.
“It is your combined efforts that will add real value to our interaction and produce concrete successes,” he said. We are on the cusp of new India-Israel relations. Given India’s market and Israel’s technology we will go far together,” Modi added.
Before addressing the business forum, both the Prime Ministers held a meeting with the CEOs from companies in India and Israel, which was the second such meeting after the one in Tel Aviv last year during Modi’s visit there.
Netanyahu’s entourage includes the largest-ever delegation of Israeli business, consisting of 130 members representing over 100 companies.