Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday had a telephone conversation with the newly elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and invited him to visit India “at an early date”.
“Prime Minister conveyed his warm congratulations to H.E. Mr. Netanyahu for his election as the Prime Minister of Israel for a sixth time and wished him a very successful tenure,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.
“Was a pleasure to speak with my good friend Netanyahu. I congratulated him for his impressive election win and for becoming Prime Minister for a record sixth time. Delighted that we will have another chance to advance the India-Israel Strategic Partnership together,” PM Modi tweeted.
PM Modi also invited Netanyahu to visit India at an early date.
“The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the rapid progress in the India-Israel Strategic Partnership in recent years, and agreed on the potential for further strengthening strategic cooperation in a variety of areas,” according to an official statement by the Prime Minister’s Office.
Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn in as PM of Israel for the sixth time on December 29th,18 months after he was ousted from power.
He returns with the support of several far-right figures once consigned to the fringes of Israeli politics, after cobbling together a coalition shortly before the deadline.