Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi received a telephone call today from Prime Minister of Israel His Excellency Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, who extended his warmest greetings to the Prime Minister and the people of India on the eve of the 71st Republic Day of India.  

The two leaders also exchanged greetings and good wishes for the Year 2020.

The leaders underscored the significance of the strategic partnership between the two countries and expressed happiness at the growth of cooperation in all spheres. Prime Minister Modi stressed the significance of initiatives in the areas of agriculture, water and start-ups.  They welcomed efforts to facilitate air connectivity between the two countries.

The leaders also exchanged views on global and regional matters of mutual interest. They agreed to remain in touch, including in the context of the forthcoming initiatives and developments regarding the region.