A warm welcome awaits Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu when the two visit the former's home state likely on January 17, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said Thursday.
Asked whether Baby Moshe, the Israeli child who lost his parents in the 2008 terror attack on a Jewish centre in Mumbai, will be part of Netanyahu's delegation or whether Moshe will attend Jewish community event, Bhaskar said finer details of the Israeli PM's visit were still being worked out.
The Russian president and the Israeli prime minister last met in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on August 23, 2017, while on March 10, 2017, they held talks in Moscow.
During Modi's trip, the two leaders were seen hugging each other and addressing each other repeatedly as "friend".
It comes barely six months after Narendra Modi made history by becoming the first ever Indian prime minister to visit Israel.
Mr. Netanyahu is scheduled to visit India on January 14 for a five-day tour.
The bilateral trades between the two countries is 5 billion U.S. dollar.
He refused to give defence trade figures saying "they are not exactly measured like that and as such (there are) no exact figures".
"These issues have set mechanism".
He said aim will be to further boost cooperation in a range of sectors including water, agriculture, scientific research and education. "I am sure you will be updated on that".
There will be a special focus on business and trade during Netanyahu's visit. It was decided that both Prime Ministers should exchange visits. Ties between the two countries have flourished in numerous realms in recent years.
Netanyahu's trip "is the grand finale to the celebrations of 25 years of (the) growing partnership between India and Israel".
"It does not nullify the fact that with India, with other countries in Latin America and Africa there is a tremendous increase of relations on all fronts", the Israeli Prime Minister noted.
In Gujarat, Modi and Netanyahu will visit the Centre of Excellence in Vadrad and inaugurate a Centre of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj via video conference.