Modi congratulates Israel’s new PM Naftali Bennett

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Israel’s new prime minister Naftali Bennett and said that he looked forward to meeting him and deepening their countries’ strategic partnership as they celebrate 30 years of the up-gradation of diplomatic ties next year.

“Excellency @naftalibennett, congratulations on becoming the Prime Minister of Israel. As we celebrate 30 years of the upgradation of diplomatic relations next year, I look forward to meeting you and deepening the strategic partnership between our two countries. @IsraeliPM,” Modi tweeted.

In his tweets, the Prime Minister also conveyed his “profound gratitude” to Benjamin Netanyahu, whose long tenure as Israeli prime minister ended on Sunday.

“Towards the end of your successful role as the Prime Minister of Israel, I would like to express my profound gratitude for your leadership and special attention to the strategic relationship between India and Israel,” his tweet in Hebrew read.

Naftali Bennett, leader of the Yamina right-wing political alliance sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Israel, unseating Benjamin Netanyahu after 12 years at the helm of power on Sunday.