Netanyahu Thanks Modi, Leaders Discuss Maritime Safety
NEW DELHI (ANI) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 19 had a telephone conversation with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. Israeli PM briefed PM Modi on the recent developments in the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict.
The two leaders shared concerns regarding the safety of maritime traffic. Modi reiterated the need for continued humanitarian aid for the impacted people. He stressed an early and peaceful resolution of the conflict, including the release of all hostages, through dialogue and diplomacy.
In a post, Modi stated, “Had a productive exchange of views with PM @netanyahu on the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, including shared concerns on the safety of maritime traffic. Highlighted India’s consistent stand in favor of early restoration of peace & stability in the region with continued humanitarian assistance for the affected.”
Modi and Netanyahu also discussed the importance of securing freedom of navigation in the Bab-el-Mandeb, according to a statement released by Israel the two leaders discussed the global interest in preventing attacks on the global economy, trade as well as the Indian and Israeli economies.
In a post, the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office stated, “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke today with Indian Prime Minister @NarendraModi. The two leaders discussed the importance of securing freedom of navigation in the Bab-el-Mandeb, which is threatened by the aggression of the Houthis, instigated by Iran.”
It further stated, “They also discussed the global interest in preventing attacks on the global economy and trade, as well as the Indian and Israeli economies. Indian Prime Minister Modi noted that freedom of navigation is an essential global necessity that must be ensured.”
It also said Modi discussed advancing the arrival of foreign workers from India to Israel and that Netanyahu thanked “Indian Prime Minister Modi for India’s support of Israel’s just war to eliminate the Hamas terrorist organization.”