In response to PM Modi’s tweet, Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett expressed his desire to work together. He also said that Israel’s relations with India will be stronger than before. At the same time, Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said that the new government will take forward strategic ties with India.
Tel Aviv: Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett wants to further strengthen relations with India. After assuming power, Bennett said he looked forward to working with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to further strengthen the wonderful and warm ties with India. Actually, PM Modi had congratulated Naftali Bennett, in response to which the newly elected Prime Minister of Israel said this. Let us tell you that the Benjamin Netanyahu era, which lasted for 12 years in Israel, has come to an end. Now there is a coalition government with 8 parties.
PM Modi did tweet
Naftali Bennett, 49, leader of the Yamina party, was sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister on Sunday. On this occasion, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him and said that he is looking forward to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries. Modi tweeted, “Congratulations to Naftali Bennett on becoming the Prime Minister of Israel. We complete 30 years of upgrading our diplomatic relations next year and I look forward to meeting you on this occasion and further strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Naftali Bennett gave this answer
In response to PM Modi’s tweet, Naftali Bennett said on his official Twitter handle, ‘Thank you, Prime Minister Modi, I look forward to working with you to further strengthen the wonderful, warm relationship between the two democracies’. Significantly, Bennett took the oath of office on Sunday after the Knesset (parliament) elected him as the 13th Prime Minister of Israel. During this, there was a lot of uproar by the supporters of Benjamin Netanyahu.
With the new government India
At the same time, Israel’s alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said on Monday that the new government will work to advance strategic ties with India. External Affairs Minister S. Responding to Jaishankar’s congratulatory message, Lapid said, “I look forward to working together towards furthering the strategic ties between the two countries and look forward to welcoming you to Israel soon.” Jaishankar had earlier congratulated his Israeli counterpart in a tweet. He wrote that congratulations to Israel’s alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Jair Lapid on his appointment. We look forward to working together to take our multi-faceted strategic partnership forward.
Israel’s PM will change in 2023
Yes Atid party chief Lapid will take over as prime minister from Naftali Bennett in September 2023 under a power-sharing agreement and will hold the post for two years until the end of his term. At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his deep gratitude to Netanyahu in his tweet along with congratulating Naftali Bennett, who was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Israel. Modi thanked Netanyahu for personally prioritizing the India-Israel partnership.