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Pranab Mukherjee becomes 1st Indian President to address Israeli Parliament Knesset

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.

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