Israel’s President Rivlin calls Indian counterpart’s visit ‘a historic political milestone’

Jerusalem, Oct 7 (ANI): Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has said his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee’s upcoming visit marks a historic political milestone, as it is the first such visit by an Indian president to Israel.

Israel views with high importance its developing relations with India, and is delighted by the occasion of the first visit of an Indian president to Israel, Rivlin said.

President Mukherjee will arrive in Israel on October 13 for a three-day visit at the invitation of Israeli President Rivlin.

President Mukherjee will receive an official reception at the Israeli President’s Residence, after which the two heads of state will hold a working meeting.

Later, President Rivlin will host a state dinner in honor of President Mukherjee’s visit.

“The upcoming visit of the President of India, more than being an important milestone in the relationship of the two countries, will serve to deepen the friendship between our states, in the fields of economy, science, medicine, and agriculture. I am looking forward to the meeting, which will represent one of the highlights of the relationship between the Israeli and Indian peoples,” Rivlin said.

The visit will conclude with a ceremony at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, where President Mukherjee will receive an honorary doctorate, marking the ongoing academic cooperation between the two countries. (ANI)

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