Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with his wife Sara today visited the 17th century Mughal monument Taj Mahal. Netanyahu was received by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the Kheria Airport.
He was accorded a traditional welcome by Braj folk artists on his arrival at the airport, the chief minister’s office said on Twitter.
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The dignitaries spent some time at Hotel Amar Vilas before leaving for the monument in golf carts.
According to officials, the visiting dignitary had lunch at Hotel Amar Vilas before leaving for New Delhi.
The Israeli prime minister is scheduled to inaugurate the third edition of the geo-political conference, ‘Raisina Dialogue’, in Delhi later today.
The inaugural ceremony of the third edition of the geo- political conference, ‘Raisina Dialogue’ will also be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
The three-day event has an impressive line-up of more than 150 speakers and over 550 delegates.
The event, jointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and Observer Research Foundation (ORF), will take place at the Taj Palace Hotel in the national capital, the organisers said in a statement.
The theme of the dialogue this year is ‘Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions and Idioms’, it said.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat and Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba will also address a session, along with Admiral Harry Harris, Commander, US Pacific Command, General Chris Deverell, Joint Forces Commander, UK, among others, the statement said.
“Former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai, former prime minister of Canada Stephen Harder and former prime minister of Sweden Carl Bildt are among more than 150 speakers and over 550 delegates from around 90 countries who are participating in the dialogue,” it said.
Netanyahu arrived in India on Sunday on a six-day visit.
(With inputs from PTI)