Terming political understanding, security co-operation and technology partnership as key pillars of strategic engagement between India and Israel, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Monday. He emphasised that collaboration in newer areas such as space, cyber security and innovation will add depth to the partnership between the two countries.
Welcoming Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who called on him at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President said, 'Our bilateral cooperation has expanded manifold. Political understanding, security cooperation and technology partnerships are key pillars of strategic engagement between India and Israel. Collaboration in newer areas such as space, cybersecurity and innovation will add depth to our partnership.'
Kovind said that Netanyahu's visit to India is a culmination of celebrations, to mark the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Israel.
'Our warm and friendly ties are growing stronger. In a little over two years, the two countries have exchanged Presidential and Prime Ministerial visits,' he added. The President said that opportunities lay before the two countries in the fields of investment, manufacturing, services, start-ups and technology.