Modi to be first Indian PM to visit Israel

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Narendra Modi is soon to become the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel.

Though no dates have been finalised yet, External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has confirmed that visit will take place.

Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Sushma Swaraj was reported saying, “As far as my visit is concerned, it will take place this year. I will visit, Israel, Palestine and Jordan. As far as Prime Minister’s visit is concerned, he will travel to Israel. No dates have been finalised. It will take place as per mutually convenient dates.”

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup confirmed the above information in a twitter reply to our correspondent.

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Swaraj described Israel as a friendly country and said that India had never “let down” the Palestinian cause and it will continue to support it in the future as well.

In 2000, Mr. Jaswant Singh became the first Indian foreign minister to visit Israel, and in 2003, PM Ariel Sharon the first Israeli PM to visit India.

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