'Value of democracy is what binds India, Israel together', says Netanyahu at ORF Conference
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurated the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi on Tuesday.
Speaking at the conference, Israel PM Netanyahu said,''The weak don't survive, the strong survive, you make alliances with the strong, you are able to maintain peace by being strong. So, therefore the first requirement from our the time of our first PM was to achieve minimal strength required to assure existence.''
''I was astounded to know that PM Modi has moved India in the scale of ease of doing business 42 places in three years,'' Israel PM said.
''If you want to be an economic power, you must reduce and simplify taxes and must cut bureaucracy. The main job of both India and Israel is to cut this bureaucracy so the firms can go on with their business of doing business,'' further Israel PM said.
''India is one of world's most populous democracies, it's place that shows humanity can be governed with freedom that we can secure rights of people,ability to think ,speak & believe what we want ,society is pluralistic and diverse free,like Israel. Democracy is most important value,'' said Netanyahu.
''The alliance of democracies is important to secure our common future, I believe possibilities are endless. In this visit, we have discussed how we can strengthen our two nations in civilian, security and in every area,'' said Israel PM Netanyahu in Delhi
The Raisina Dialogue is India's premiere foreign policy and geo-political conference.
Netanyahu will be the first foreign head of government to speak at the Raisina Dialogue.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also be a part of the inaugural session of the three-day conference, which has an impressive line up of more than 150 speakers and over 550 delegates.
The Raisina Dialogue is jointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation, and will take place at the Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi's diplomatic enclave.
The theme of the Raisina Dialogue this year is 'Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions and Idioms'.