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Modi receives Netanyahu at airport, says visit 'historic'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Setting aside protocol, Prime Minister Modi today received his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, who arrived here on a six-day visit.

Modi received at the airport. He welcomed with a hug upon his arrival. The Israeli is accompanied by his wife

"Welcome to India, my friend PM @netanyahu! Your visit to is historic and special. It will further cement the close friendship between our nations," Modi tweeted in English and Hebrew.

During the visit, the two leaders will hold comprehensive dialogue on a variety of issues.

The two will attend a ceremony at the here this afternoon to mark the formal renaming of Teen Murti Chowk as the Teen Murti Haifa Chowk, after the Israeli city of Haifa.

The two leaders will lay a wreath and sign the visitor's book at the memorial, official sources said.

The three bronze statues at Teen Murti represent the Hyderabad, and who were part of the 15

The brigade carried out the victorious assault on the fortified city of Haifa on September 23, 1918, during World War I.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 14:40 IST