(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
As India marked the 75th anniversary of its independence on
Monday, the local embassy in Israel hosted a large event attended
by a variety of dignitaries, including Israeli political leaders,
diplomats and business leaders.
The celebrations, which were at the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel, saw
President Isaac Herzog deliver a keynote speech along with Prime
Minister Yair Lapid, who sent a video message.
During his speech, Indian Ambassador to Israel Sanjeev Singla
noted that Herzog's father oversaw the transformation of relations
between the two nations.
'Today we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of India's
independence and 30 years of full diplomatic relations between
India and Israel. Mr. President, as we are aware, it was during the
presidency of His Excellency Chaim Herzog that our bilateral
diplomatic ties were upgraded to full ties,' Singla said, touting
India's longstanding embrace of its Jewish compatriots.
'Indeed, the civilizational bonds between India and Israel,
enrich our contemporary understanding of the relations. Down
through the centuries, the Jewish community has thrived in India,
in harmony with other communities. And it is rare in Jewish
history, that you had a long continuous period where you thrived
and freedom and equality as you did in India. And I must say that
we India's are proud of that. For several decades, the Indian
diaspora – it's a word we learn from you – in Israel has remained a
positive and industrious force supporting Israel and connecting our
two countries,' Singla said.
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