​The visit marks an historic political milestone as the first such visit by an Indian president. Israel views with high importance the developing relations with India, and is delighted by the occasion of the first visit of an Indian president to Israel.

 President of India Pranab Mukherjee to arrive on state visit

 

Copyright: Avi Dodi

​(Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson)

The President of India, H.E. Pranab Mukherjee, will conduct a three-day state visit to Israel beginning on Tuesday, 13 October 2015, at the invitation of President of Israel, H.E. Reuven Rivlin. The visit marks an historic political milestone as the first such visit by an Indian president to the State of Israel, and this reflects the continued strengthening of relations between the two countries.
 
The President of India will receive an official reception at the Israeli President’s Residence, after which the two heads of state will hold a working meeting. Later, President Rivlin will host a state dinner in honor of President Mukherjee’s visit.
 
Speaking of the visit, President Rivlin said, "The upcoming visit of the President of India, more than being an important milestone in the relationship of the two countries, will serve to deepen the friendship between our states, in the fields of economy, science, medicine, and agriculture. I am looking forward to the meeting, which will represent one of the highlights of the relationship between the Israeli and Indian peoples."

 President of India Pranab Mukherjee to arrive on state visit

President Rivlin greets Indian President Mukherjee
Copyright: Avi Dodi

President Mukherjee’s itinerary will also include a luncheon with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as meetings with Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein, and with Chairman of the Opposition Isaac Herzog. Similarly, President Mukherjee is due to deliver an address at a special plenary meeting of the Israeli Knesset.
 
The visit will conclude with a ceremony at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, where President Mukherjee will receive an honorary doctorate – marking the ongoing academic cooperation between the two countries.
 
Israel views with high importance the developing relations with India, and is delighted by the occasion of the first visit of an Indian president to Israel.

On October 15, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will confer an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree upon Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India. The award will be conferred in recognition of President Mukherjee’s longtime exemplary public service as a leading diplomat and champion of social and financial reform; in tribute to his steadfast commitment to higher education; and in appreciation of his longstanding advocacy of the relationship with the State of Israel.