One of Israel’s biggest ports, the port of Haifa, was handed over to the Adani Groups by the country’s PM, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Speaking about this momentous day, Adani Group Chairman, Gautam Adani said: “Privileged to meet with the Israeli PM on this momentous day as the Port of Haifa is handed over to the Adani Group. The Abraham Accord will be a game changer for the Mediterranean sea logistics. Adani-Gadot set to transform Haifa Port into a landmark for all to admire.”
He further addressed the gathering at the handing-over ceremony and said, “…In terms of history, (India-Israel) friendship extends well before we became independent in 1947 and 1948. The most memorable day that binds our friendship together was September 23, 1918. It was on this day that our soldiers from the Indian cities of Mysore, Hyderabad, and Jodhpur battled here, at this very city for the freedom of Haifa … Israel has always motivated me. Let me now talk about our presence in Israel. Today’s occasion is the outcome of a lot of hard work that has been put in over the past six years. Over these years we have struck many critical partnerships that include Elbit Systems, Israel Weapon Systems, and Israel Innovation Authority. We have initiated several dozen technology relationships wherein we have offered the entire Adani Portfolio of companies to be a giant sandbox for us to learn together. We are also in the process of setting up an Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab in Tel Aviv, which will work in close collaboration with our new Al labs in India and the United States. We also anticipate establishing collaborative relationships with local colleges like the University of Haifa to be able to capitalise on the deep technology expertise available in this city.”