The President of India Pranab Mukherjee, will arrive on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 for a three-day state visit to Israel, at the invitation of President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin.
Mukherjee is scheduled to visit Israel as part of his six-day-long trip to West Asia during which he would also be travelling to Jordan and the Palestinian Authority. The visit marks an historic political milestone as the first such visit by an Indian president to the State of Israel, and this reflects the continued strengthening of relations between the two countries.
In a rare gesture reflecting the warmth of the relationship enjoyed between the two countries, Mukherjee will also be addressing a special plenary meeting of the Israeli Knesset besides receiving an honorary doctorate from the prestigious Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
President Mukherjee's itinerary will also include a luncheon with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as meetings with Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein, and with Chairman of the Opposition Isaac Herzog.
Israel views with high importance the developing relations with India, and is delighted by the occasion of the first visit of an Indian president to Israel.
Israeli ambassador to India Daniel Carmon called the upcoming state visit by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee to Israel a "landmark" in the nations' relations, according to PTI. According to Carmon the two countries are likely to sign memorandums of understanding related to water, energy and education during the visit.