New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday left for Israel, the first visit by an Indian prime minister to the Jewish nation, where he will discuss with his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu the common challenges like terrorism and ways to boost economic ties.
PM Modi will be in Israel till July 6 before travelling to Hamburg in Germany to attend the G-20 Summit.
In Israel, he will also meet President Reuven Ruvi Rivlin and address CEOs of the two countries as well as the Indian diaspora.
India and Israel are expected to sign an agreement to create a $40 million research and development fund for joint innovation in areas of agriculture, water, energy and technology during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-day visit to the West Asian country.
This year, India and Israel are marking 25 years of their diplomatic relations.
On July 6, the prime minister will travel to Hamburg for the G-20 Summit being hosted by Germany on July 7-8.
The theme chosen for this year is ‘Shaping an Inter- connected World’.