Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin will visit India on a six-day tour starting November 15. Israeli President will be accompanied by a “delegation of unprecedented size comprising businessmen and university officials”, Indian newspaper The Hindu reports. President Rivlin will become the second sitting Israeli President to visit the South Asian country since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations almost twenty-five years ago.
President Rivlin and his Indian counterpart, President Pranab Mukherjee, will preside over the signing of a number of cooperation agreements ranging from agriculture to national security.
Indian media speculated that the upcoming visit might pave the way for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Jewish State, first ever by an Indian Prime Minister. Prime Minister Modi is expected to visit Israel next year when two countries mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations in 1992. Indian newspaper Indian Express reports:
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin will lead a high-profile delegation on a six-day visit to India in mid-November to boost cooperation in the field of security, education, cyber, energy, water and agriculture. Informed sources said Rivlin will meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and…