Israel President Reuven Rivlin, who arrived here yesterday on an eight-day official visit to India, received a ceremonial welcome in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhawan.
President Rivlin was received and welcomed by his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with whom he would hold bilateral talks later in the day.
"I am very honoured and very pleased to be the guest of President Mukherjee. He was along with us a year ago and we are very privileged and honoured today to be here in your great country in India. Thank you so much for welcoming me Mr. President," President Rivlin told the media after receiving the ceremonial welcome.
The focus of the talks is likely to be on agricultural cooperation between the two sides. India and Israel enjoy excellent relations marked by strong ties in the areas of economy and commerce, science and technology, research and innovation, culture and tourism, education etc.
President Rivlin will be visiting the Taj Mahal at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, followed by a visit to Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam Water Treatment Plant at Sikandra at 12 in the noon.
He will return here at 3.45 p.m.
President Rivlin, who is visiting India on an invitation of President Mukherjee, is expected to meet business leaders of both India and Israel. He will also be visiting 'Centre of Excellence' in agriculture in Karnal and will participate in Agro Tech - 2016 on Thursday.Image source: