PM Modi returns after concluding two-nation tour including historic Israel visit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Photograph: (ANI)
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned from his two-nation visit today which also included the historic visit to Israel, the first by an Indian Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Modi started his two-nation tour with a historic visit to Israel marking 25 years of establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries. Later, he attended the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.
The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received the Indian Prime Minister at the airport. The two leaders signed a number of agreements.
Narendra Modi also met the Israeli business community where CEOs of Indian and Israeli businesses signed agreements worth $5 billion.
After concluding his historic Israel visit, the Prime Minister visited the German city of Hamburg to attend the 12th G-20 summit. At the summit, the Prime Minister urged the countries for a debate on forced migration and emphasesed on a policy framework to distinguish legal migration.
The Prime Minister also held bilateral talks with leaders of South Korea and Italy and discussed a range of issues. He also held talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May discussing ways to extradite economic offenders.
The big take away was Prime Minister Modi's meeting with the Chinese President Xi Jinping in the backdrop of the ongoing standoff between the two armies back home.