One UN vote can’t change our relations: Netanyahu

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January 15, 2018

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu dubbed the India-Israel relationship as a “marriage made in heaven”.

January 15, 2018

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu dubbed the India-Israel relationship as a “marriage made in heaven”.

Dubbing the India-Israel relationship as a “marriage made in heaven”, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that even though Israel was “disappointed” by India’s vote at the UN against the Jerusalem issue, one negative vote will not affect the ties.

Mr. Netanyahu said he hoped that his visit to India will strengthen cooperation between the two countries in various areas like technology, agriculture and other spheres that are changing the world.

“Yes, naturally we were disappointed, but this visit is a testimony that our relationship is moving on so many fronts forward,” Mr. Netanyahu said when asked to comment on India’s vote at UN against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“I don’t think one vote affects a general trend you can see in many other votes and these visits,” he told a TV channel in an interview.

Last month, India joined 127 other countries to vote in the United Nations General Assembly in favour of a resolution opposing the recent decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The resolution was approved with 127-9 at the UN General Assembly.

“First of all, there is a special relationship between the two countries, between their people and then between the leaders. The partnership between India and Israel is a marriage made in heaven but consecrated on earth,” Mr. Netanyahu said.


Courtesy/Source: PTI