After the grand red carpet welcome of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Israel ,his counter part Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted a private dinner at his residence Beit Aghion in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

The warmth of friendship not just only seen at the Ben Gurion Airport it goes to a three hour long dinner party where entire Netanyahu family greeted and met him.

The interaction went on until almost midnight (0230 hrs IST)

Netanyahu gifted Prime Minister Modi a painting that depicts the successful charge of the Indian Cavalry Brigade, which resulted in the liberation of Haifa in 1918, during World War 1.

Addressing first at the airport after receiving PM Modi, Mr Netanyahu said, "My friend, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Welcome to Israel," and in Hindi, "Aapka swagat hai mere dost." He also said, "We love India, we admire your culture, your democracy....We've been waiting for you for 70 years."

Prime Minister Modi is the first Indian prime minister to visit Israel.


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