Wednesday, July 5, at the Jerusalem hotel «king David» took place the working meeting of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Prime Minister of India Narendra modi.
Earlier, Indian Prime Minister met with the President of Israel Reuvenom Replynum.
Before the talks, Netanyahu from the hotel window showed modi some Jerusalem attractions.
The visit of Narendra modi dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. In addition to the important political aspect of the visit, modi is also of great economic importance for Israel. The trade turnover between the two countries reached in 2016, $ 1.9 billion, of which 1.1 billion were for exports (the 9th largest market for Israeli exports).
Despite the fact that most media coverage get the defence deals, the main products exported by Israel to India, are telecommunications equipment and metals (40% of exports). 14% of exports are minerals 13% chemicals and petroleum products, 8% for precision instruments. The basis of imports of chemicals, textiles, plastic and rubber, and electrical appliances.
During the visit, modi is also expected to sign a major defence deals (Israel is one of the main suppliers of arms to India). However, another important purpose of the visit is the signing of agreements in the fields of water and agriculture.
Along with modi arrived in Israel, a large delegation of Indian businessmen interested in agricultural technology. In various Indian States with the support of the local authorities are actively developing Israeli agricultural centers. Great importance is given to Israeli technology and promoted by the modi government multi-billion dollar project to clean up the Ganges. Also the focus of the delegation will be the technology «smart city».
It is expected that during the visit, among other things, the agreement will be signed to strengthen cooperation in the space sector, facilitate the use of the Indian spaceport for launching Israeli satellites. In total will be signed 7 agreements, including in the areas of water and agriculture, cooperation in the scientific sphere, in the field of cybersecurity, etc.