Benjamin Netanyahu at Raisina Dialogue Live: ‘The weak don’t survive, Israel is able to maintain peace by being strong’

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and PM Narendra Modi attended Raisina Dialogue in Delhi. Follow live updates here

india Updated: Jan 16, 2018 19:40 IST
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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and PM Narendra Modi attend Raisina Dialogue in Delhi.(ANI Photo)

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and PM Narendra Modi attended Raisina Dialogue in Delhi

Earlier in the day,, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Taj Mahal in Agra on Tuesday, a day after New Delhi and Tel Aviv signed nine pacts to boost bilateral ties in strategic areas.

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath received the Israeli Prime Minister at the Taj. As has been the practice during VIP visits, the Taj was closed for public viewing during Netanyahu’s visit.

Netanyahu will leave for Ahmedabad and then Mumbai on Wednesday.

Below are the live updates:

7:16pm: PM Natanyahu’s visit to India underlines the celebration of 25 years of diplomatic relations between India and Israel says External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.

7:14pm: Your (PM Modi) visit to Israel broke ground, your were the first leader of India to come to Israel in 3000 years, hope it will not take long for your next visit. I want to tell you that we believe in India as you believe in Israel says Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu in Delhi

7:12pm: Netanyahu says, “The alliance of democracies is important to secure our common future, I believe possibilities are endless. In this visit, we have discussed how we can strengthen our two nations in civilian, security and in every area.”

7:10pm: If you want to be an economic power, you must reduce and simplify taxes and must cut bureaucracy. The main job of both India and Israel is to cut this bureaucracy so the firms can go on with their business of doing business says Israeli PM.

7:03pm: I was astounded to know that PM Modi has moved India in the scale of ease of doing business 42 places in three years says Netanyahu.

7:00pm: PM Modi and Israel PM Netanyahu attend Raisina Dialogue in Delhi.

1:17pm: Israeli PM and his wife reach Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh CM is not accompanying them

1pm: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu leaves for Taj Mahal along with his wife Sara and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

12:01pm: Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara reach Amar Vilas Hotel in Agra

11:28am: Yogi Adityanath reaches Technical airport in Agra to welcome PM of Israel.

9:24am: Yogi Adityanath will host lunch for the Israeli PM at Hotel Amar Vilas in Agra.

9:23am: Israel PM will reach Taj Mahal at around 11:20am and is expected to stay for an hour.

First Published: Jan 16, 2018 09:30 IST