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PM Modi, Bennett Discuss Global Events, India-Israel Cooperation

Modi tweeted that he looked forward to welcoming Bennett to India for his first visit to the country.

A file photo of PM Narendra Modi with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Glasgow (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to his Israeli counterpart Naftali Bennett, whose visit to India was postponed after he contracted Covid-19, to enquire about his health and also discussed recent global events.

Modi tweeted that he looked forward to welcoming Bennett to India for his first visit to the country.

“Was happy to speak with PM @naftalibennett and to know that he is recovering well. We discussed recent global events, and also reviewed India-Israel cooperation in various areas. I look forward to welcoming him to India very soon to continue our discussions,” he said.

Replying to him, the Israeli prime minister said, “It was great speaking to you my friend, @NarendraModi. I look forward to seeing you soon!”

Following this, the visit of the Israeli PM to India, which was scheduled from April 3 to 5, was postponed and will be rescheduled, Muhamed Heib, informed the spokesperson of the Israel Embassy in India. Israel had earlier announced Bennett’s first India visit after assuming office as Prime Minister last year.

The visit was scheduled on the occasion of the commemoration of 30 years of diplomatic relations between India and Israel, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had said in an official statement.

Meanwhile, Israel is experiencing a modest increase in Covid-19 infections as omicron spreads there as in many other countries. Bennett and nearly half of Israel have received three vaccinations, according to the Washington Post.

(With Inputs from ANI and PTI)

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