Israeli daily says Modi 'most important PM of the world'
This will be the first ever visit of an Indian Prime Minister to Israel. Photograph: (AFP)
One of Israel’s leading business dailies has described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “the most important PM of the world”.
"Wake up: the most important PM of the world is coming," business daily The Marker said ahead of Modi’s visit to the country from July 4-6.
The Marker, in a feature story on Indo-Israel relations, said the Indian Prime Minister deserves a lot of attention.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday stressed the importance of Modi’s visit, hailing the visit as a “historic step”.
"Next week, the Indian Prime Minister, my friend, Narendra Modi will arrive in Israel. This is a historic visit to Israel. In the 70 years of the country's existence, no Indian Prime Minister has ever visited and this is further expression of the state of Israel's military, economic and diplomatic strength," Netanyahu had said.
"This is a very significant step in strengthening relations between the two countries.”
This will be the first ever visit of an Indian Prime Minister to Israel.