Pranab Mukherjee became first Indian President to address Israeli Parliament Knesset.
He addressed the Knesset as last leg of his official visit to 3 countries of west Asia viz. Jordan, Palestine and Israel. He is also is first Indian President to make a state visit Israel.
President’s address to Knesset
- India’s consistent policy had been to build a strong, mutually beneficial and substantive relationship with Israel.
- Appreciates Israel’s support to India’s bid for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
- There is no other option to resolve conflicts other than negotiation and peaceful settlement as a long term measure. Condemed all forms of violence and India always sought a peaceful resolution of disputes.
Both countries also signed agreements on double taxation avoidance, cultural exchange and academic fields.