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Israeli envoy calls Modi's proposed visit 'enormous'

Israeli envoy calls Modis proposed visit enormous
: Praising the new developing diplomatic relationship between India and Israel ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country, the Israeli envoy Daniel Carmon called the visit as "enormous".

In an event organized by Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library here on Tuesday Carmon said that, "Things are changing. What our predecessors couldn't make out, today it is happening. Israelis are being received as heroes in India."


"The Indian democracy is not bounded with vibrant politics and votes, now it is all about bilateral diplomatic relationship globally," he added.

The ambassador of Israel to India also said that both the Asian countries are suffering from cross-border tensions but the people of two countries come from different background, so they will need time to understand the diplomatic relationship. While addressing he also called the present diplomacy and dynamic and co-operative, where he mentioned that," We look for more areas of joint interest."

PM Modi is going to visit Israel in the first week of July where reportedly, a raft of mega defence deals, including procurement of an air defence system for the Indian Navy, are likely to be sealed.
"In various sectors likeagriculture, trade, water, homeland security we need to have more declarations. More MoUs should be signed. There should be more investments and not only talks," Carmon added.

While he was addressing on the enduring partnership of both the Asian countries, Carmon said, "The visit of Indian PM is big to us as for the first time without any hesitation, things have evolved. Even the Indian President also visited Israel where he not only met his Israeli counterpart, but the farmers and visited various places and interacted. It is the time to work together in science, academia, and trade. The mixture if our relationship is very unique and deep."

He also urged for collaboration with India's 'Startup India' and 'Make in India' with startup Israel.

Former diplomat Shakti Sinha, who is now director of Nehru Memorial, Dr. Anirban Ganguli, the chairman of SMRF and one of the key head of PM Modi's foreign policy department Vijay Chauthaiwale were also present at
the event.
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