I will be going to Israel on your behalf, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi said at an event in Surat on Monday. Surat is a diamond hub while Israel is one of the biggest player in producing cut diamonds.
I am soon going to Israel and I am also the first Prime Minister to go to that country, Modi said. I will be going there on your behalf, Modi further said in his address after inaugurating a hospital in Surat.
The visit to Israel is historic. He is expected to visit Israel on his way back to India from the G20 summit in Hamburg in the second week of July. The visit to Israel is significant as the two countries share a special bond. India and Israel also mark 25 years of full diplomatic relations.