- Title: Netanyahu greets Modi in Jerusalem
- Date: 4th July 2017
- Summary: JERUSALEM (JULY 4, 2017) (REUTERS) ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WALKING TOWARD PODIUM WITH INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI MEMBERS OF INDIAN DELEGATION AT SCENE (SOUNDBITE) (English) ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, SAYING: "But although we are unequal in size, we are equal in spirit. We believe we can accomplish great things, we have accomplished great things and we have many, many more opportunities to seize together in the future. But I have to say that we also face common challenges and the first of it is to defeat the forces of terror that rampage through the world and threaten both our countries, so we must stand together in this battle, much as we work together to perfect the future. Prime minister, we share a bond of democracy and creativity, a deep respect for the past, a boundless optimism for the future and it's in this spirit, my friend Narendra, in this spirit of close cooperation and deepest friendship that I welcome you here to our home in Jerusalem, welcome, friend." PHOTOGRAPHERS AT SCENE EVENT IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (English) INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI, SAYING: "Yad Vashem tells us that those who believe in humanity and civilised values must come together and defeat it at all costs. As such, we must resolutely oppose the evils of terrorism, radicalism and violence that plague our time." EVENT IN PROGRESS PHOTOGRAPHER AT SCENE NETANYAHU AND MODI LEAVING NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 18th July 2017 20:14
- Keywords: Jerusalem Narendra Modi Israel Benjamin Netanyahu India
- Location: JERUSALEM
- City: JERUSALEM
- Country: Israel
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016OAYV5Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to his residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday (July 4), speaking of closer ties between their two countries and the importance of fighting terrorism.
Modi began the first visit to Israel by an Indian prime minister earlier on Tuesday, in a public embrace of a country that he has long admired for its military and technical expertise but which his predecessors kept at arm's length.
During a joint news conference both leaders talked about battling terrorism.
"We must stand together in this battle, much as we work together to perfect the future," the Israeli Prime Minister said.
"We must resolutely oppose the evils of terrorism, radicalism and violence that plague our time," the Indian Prime Minister added.
Modi is lifting the curtain on a thriving military relationship. He will hold three days of talks with his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, to advance sales and production of missiles, drones and radar systems.
He will not travel to Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority and a customary stop for visiting leaders trying to maintain a balance in political ties.
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