Israeli PM Netanyahu, wife Sara visit iconic Taj Mahal
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and wife Sara were accorded a warm welcome in the Taj city on Tuesday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath received the dignitaries at the airport amid tight security arrangements.
They stayed at the Taj Complex for a few hours, posed for photos and learnt about the 17th century monument. The Israeli Prime Minister first dropped in at a five-star hotel in Agra from where he directly went to see the Taj.
Later, the Israeli Prime Minister will inaugurate the third edition of Raisina Dialogue at Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi. The event will be attended by Prime Minister Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
The theme of the Raisina Dialogue this year is 'Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions & Idioms', and the three-day event will witness addresses by chiefs of Army chief General Bipin Rawat and Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lamba.
Ministerial delegations from many countries like Australia, Russia, Singapore, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Poland will also attend the event.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be accompanying Netanyahu to Gujarat on Wednesday where he will be welcomed in the same fashion as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was with a roadshow in Ahmedabad.
The roadshow is said to be an 8-kilometre drive from the airport to the Sabarmati Ashram. The two leaders will also be witnessing several innovative technologies in the field of water, agriculture and health at iCreate and visit a Centre of Excellence.