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On Friendship Day, Netanyahu thanks PM Modi; says 'I know our ties will only strengthen'

PM Modi with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 04, 2019, 08.04 PM (IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

Israeli Prime Minister was quick to reply to PM Modi's tweet on Friendship Day wherein he hailed the 'strong and eternal' friendship between the two nations. 

Netanyahu thanked PM Modi and said that "the deep connection between Israel and India is rooted in the strong friendships between Israelis and Indians".

"We cooperate in so many areas," read Netanyahu's tweet wherein he expressed hope that the ties between India and Israel "will only strengthen in the future!"

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday responded to a tweet posted by 'Israel in India' on the occasion of Friendship Day. 

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"May our ever-strengthening friendship & #growingpartnership touch greater heights," 'Israel in India' tweeted out along with a line from Bollywood's classic number from 'Sholay', " ये दोस्ती हम नहीं तोड़ेंगे.....".
The song epitomises and celebrates unconditional friendship. 

The tweet also featured a video with clips of PM Modi along with his Israeli counterpart with "Ye Dosti" song playing in the background.   
The PM responded to the tweet thanking Israel for its "strong and eternal" friendship. 

"Thank you and wishing a Happy Friendship Day to Israel’s wonderful citizens and my good friend Benjamin Netanyahu. India and Israel are time tested friends," the prime minister tweeted out, adding that "Our bond is strong and eternal!" 
"May the friendship between our nations grow and prosper even more in times to come! Our nations grow and prosper even more in times to come!" 
 

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Netanyahu thanked PM Modi and said that 'the deep connection between Israel and India is rooted in the strong friendships between Israelis and Indians'.