Jerusalem, July 5: Prime Minister rendra Modi on Wednesday said India and Israel have agreed to cooperate in the fight against terrorism and growing radicalization.
“India has suffered first hand the violence and hatred spread by terror, so has Israel,” Modi said while jointly addressing the media with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu after delegation-level talks.
“The Prime Minister and I agreed to do much more together to protect our strategic interests and also cooperate to fight growing radicalization,” Modi said.
Modi, who arrived in Israel on Friday, is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the Middle Eastern country. The two countries are celebrating this year the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.
Modi said the goal of India and Israel was to build a relationship that reflected the shared priorities and drew on the enduring bonds between people of the two countries.
“We regard thriving two-way trade and investment flows as the bedrock of a strong partnership.”
He said he and Netanyahu had productive discussions not only on bilateral cooperation but also on issues of global peace and stability. (IANS)