New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Naftali Bennett on becoming the new Prime Minister of Israel.
"Excellency Naftali Bennett, congratulations on becoming the Prime Minister of Israel. As we celebrate 30 years of the upgradation of diplomatic relations next year, I look forward to meeting you and deepening the strategic partnership between our two countries," tweeted PM Modi.
He also tweeted the congratulatory message to Benett in Hebrew, translating into, "Congratulations on accepting your new position as Prime Minister of Israel."
It will be the first time in 12 years the country will be led by someone other than Netanyahu. Israeli Parliament on Sunday voted in favour of a precarious coalition government, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year historic run as prime minister. Israeli Parliament, commonly known as Knesset, approved the new government by just a single vote — 60 to 59, with one abstention.
Meanwhile, PM Modi also lauded the outgoing Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu for his leadership and personal attention to India-Israel strategic partnership
"As you complete your successful tenure as the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, I convey my profound gratitude for your leadership and personal attention to India-Israel strategic partnership @netanyahu," tweeted PM Modi.