India looks forward to closer ties with Israel: Pranab Mukherjee
President Mukherjee greeted the government and the people of Israel on the occasion of their National Day.
"As India and Israel celebrate 25 years of our diplomatic relations, we look forward to closer cooperation between our governments and peoples in all areas of our shared interest," he said in a message to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
He said that "the visiting dignitary's historic visit to India in November last year opened new avenues for both the countries for joint efforts in diverse fields, including defence, water resources development, agriculture, dairy farming innovation and scientific research and development."
"Please accept, Excellency, my best wishes for your personal well-being and success as also for the progress and prosperity of the people of Israel," President Mukherjee said.