Reuven Rivlin, Israeli President
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee meets with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during his first official visit to Israel, October 14, 2015.MEA/PressRelease

The President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, will visit India next week, from November 14 to 21. This is the first time an Israel President will visit India in nearly two decades, which symbolises the growing partnership between the two countries.

As a part of his visit, Rivlin will meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior government officials in New Delhi. The Israeli President is also expected to travel to Mumbai and will inaugurate the Agro-Tech conference in Chandigarh along with his Indian counterpart, Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

"President Rivlin's visit to India is an important event, which signifies the growing and sustainable relations between our two countries. It is part of a historical process, and the next chapter is enhancing cooperation on agriculture, water and education; from defence and security to food security," Daniel Carmon, the Ambassador of Israel in India said.

Rivlin is expected to head business and academic delegations including 15 heads of Israeli universities as well as Israeli companies, some of which are already active and successful in India. The visit will focus on strengthening the economic ties between India and Israel in the fields of agriculture, water and promoting economic cooperation.

Additionally, as part of his visit, Rivlin will meet business representatives and heads of universities in New Delhi, visit Taj Mahal in Agra and an Israeli water treatment plant. He will also hold meetings with Indian industry representatives and the Jewish community in Mumbai, the ministry's statement added.

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