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On Day 3 of India visit, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Taj Mahal, inaugurate Raisina Dialogue

The inaugural session by the Israeli PM, who is on a six-day India visit, will be attended by PM Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and ORF Chairman Sunjoy Joshi.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: January 16, 2018 14:57 IST ]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with PM Narendra Modi.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with his wife Sara will on Tuesday visit Agra's Taj Mahal and later inaugurate India's flagship conference on geopolitics and geo-economics 'Raisina Dialogue'.

The inaugural session by the Israeli PM, who is on a six-day India visit, will be attended by PM Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and ORF Chairman Sunjoy Joshi.  More than 150 speakers and over 550 delegates from around 90 countries are participating in the Dialogue.

The theme of this year's geo-political conference is 'Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions & Idioms'.

The other ministers taking part in the dialogue include Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu, Textiles and Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha and Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri.

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, a statement said. 

"Former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai, former prime minister of Canada Stephen Harder and former prime minister of Sweden Carl Bildt are among the speakers who are participating in the dialogue," it said. 

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.

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