Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a private dinner at their residence Beit Aghion in Jerusalem on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Modi was at the Beit Aghion for three hours, as the entire Netanyahu family greeted and met him with utmost warmth.
The interaction went on until almost midnight
‘PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara welcomed @PMOIndia @narendramodi to the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem,’ the office of the Israeli PM tweeted.
A tweet in Hindi also appeared on Netanyahu’s official account which read, ‘Pradhanmantri Benjamin Netanyahu aur unki patni Sara ne pradhanmantri awaas par Bharat ke pradhanmantri Narendra Modi ka swagat kiya (Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at their residence).’
Earlier, Welcoming Modi, Netanyahu said, “In this spirit, my friend Narendra, of close cooperation and deepest friendship, I welcome you to our home in Jerusalem. Welcome friend.”
“Prime Minister Modi, we share a bond of democracy and creativity, a deep respect for the past, a boundless optimism for the future,” he said.
IMAGES: PM Narendra Modi being welcomed by his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara at the latter's official residence in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Photographs: @netanyahu/Twitter