Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient points of PM Narendra Modi statement during the joint media briefing with President of Israel 15 Nov, 2016

  • I am honoured to welcome President Reuven Rivlin, and distinguished members of his delegation to India.
  • Next year, both countries will be celebrating 25 years of the establishment of full diplomatic relations. As we approach this big milestone, we are both committed to advance our engagement on several fronts.
  • Our engagement is multi-dimensional and wide-ranging
  • Our economic initiatives, emphasis on innovation, research & technological development match well with Israel’s strengths & capacities
  • Our economic initiatives and programmes, and emphasis on innovation, research and technological development match well with Israel’s strengths and capacities.
  • Israeli companies can scale up their tie-ups with our flagship schemes of Make in India, Digital India, Skill India, and Smart Cities. I would encourage the private sector stakeholders on both sides to take lead in utilizing this perfect opportunity to build business ties of commerce and investment between our two countries in these areas.
  • Our partnership can generate jobs and benefit both geographies.
  • We agreed that the international community must act with resolve and determination against terror networks and States that harbour them.
  • President Rivlin and I deeply value our strong and growing partnership to secure our societies.
  • India is also grateful to Israel for its clear support to India’s permanent candidature in a reformed UN Security Council.
  • As fellow democracies, our people are our biggest strength and the biggest beneficiaries of a strong India-Israel partnership. The 2000-year old Jewish community in India represents a thriving link to this past.
  • We are proud of the Jewish community in India.
  • Two and a half decades of our friendship has brought rich dividends for both our nations.