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President Pranab Mukherjee visit to Israel – An Overview

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After visiting Jordan and Palestine, President Pranab Mukherjee was in Jewish State Israel for enhancing cooperation between India and Israel in agriculture, defence and technology.

  • With this visit he became the first Indian President to visit Israel.

President Pranab Mukherjee visit to Israel – An Overview

ADDRESSED KNESSET
Shri Pranab Mukherjee became the first President of India to address Knesset (Israeli Parliament)

  • He expressed gratitude towards Israel for backing India in the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) for a permanent seat
  • He also gave oration on solving conflicts in peaceful manner as a long term goal
  • He underlined the “ancient linkages” which have shown a major positive shift from 1947

INDIA – ISRAEL INKED 10 MOUs TO ENHANCE COOPERATION

MoU Signed between About
Avoidance of Double Taxation India and Israel To block loopholes with reference to taxes on income and on capital
Cultural Exchange Programme India and Israel Arts festivals, Plastic Arts, photography and design, Architecture Museums and Exhibitions Music, Cultural Heritage and Archaeology etc.
Academic cooperation Jawaharlal Nehru University of New Delhi (JNU)

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)

Promotion of better understanding b/w the faculty and students of JNU and BGU
Agreement of Cooperation IIT Kharagpur

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Offering of programmes for the development of cooperation b/w the two institutions
Interaction and collaboration between faculty, staff and students IIT Kharagpur

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BGU

Visits and exchange programs, Joint academic and research programs, joint supervision of doctoral and masters students
Academic cooperation JNU

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Promotion of better understanding b/w the faculty and students of JNU and HUJI
Academic collaboration IIT Kharagpur

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University of Haifa

To promote, facilitate and consolidate international cooperation in education and research
Exchange of information and academic materials University of Delhi

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BGU

Exchange academic faculty, staff

visiting scholars, students & orientation services

Exchange Programme University of Delhi

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Exchange of faculty members, students, research materials and Joint research projects
Exchange Programme University of Delhi

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IDC, Herzilya

Exchange academic faculty, staff

visiting scholars, students & orientation services

HONORARY DOCTORATE
Hebrew University conferred Honorary Doctorate to Shri Pranab Mukherjee at an event held in Jerusalem, Israel.

  • He invited Israeli scientists and researchers to participate in the transformation of India

Both nations are cooperating in the import export of precious stones, metals, machinery, minerals, plastics, chemical products, textiles, agricultural products, and transport equipment and trade grew from $200 million in 1992 to $4.39 billion in 2013.

KEYS
Israel Capital – Jerusalem
Israel Currency – Israeli new shekel
Israel PM – Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel President – Reuven Rivlin