"The President of Israel welcomed me so warmly, he broke protocol. This is a mark of respect for the people of India," PM Modi tweeted.
PM Modi, who arrived in Tel Aviv yesterday for a three-day visit, met president Rivlin at his residence here and thanked him for the "warm hospitality and friendship".
"President Rivlin is admired in India for his unstinting belief and common good of mankind, I thank him for his friendship and his warm hospitality," wrote PM Modi, who is the first India prime minister to visit Israel.
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