Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen Arrives In India On 3-Day Tour In His 1st Official Visit

Israeli International Minister Eli Cohen on Tuesday arrived in India on his first official go to that can proceed for 3 days to discover methods to develop bilateral ties between the 2 nations. He’ll meet his Indian counterpart, Exterior Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar and can maintain wide-ranging talks protecting all the expanse of engagement between India and Israel together with in areas of strategic affairs and commerce, reported PTI citing diplomatic sources.

The official spokesperson of the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA), Arindam Bagchi knowledgeable about Cohen’s arrival in Delhi and tweeted, “A heat welcome to FM @elicoh1 of Israel on his first official go to to India. Trying ahead to the go to additional strengthening the multifaceted – partnership.”  

Cohen will attend an India-Israel Enterprise Discussion board being organised by trade chamber CII on Tuesday after his assembly with Jaishankar. He’ll take part in a particular dialog organised by the Israel Export and Worldwide Cooperation Institute on Tuesday in New Delhi. He’ll depart for Agra within the night to attend a programme scheduled to be held on Could 10, in line with a media advisory launched by the Ministry of Exterior Affairs, as per ANI.

Following his engagements in Agra, the minister will return to Delhi earlier than departing for a programme in Mumbai on Could 11.

As per PTI, that is the third high-level go to by senior Israeli officers in lower than three months. Knesset (Israeli parliament) speaker Amir Ohana visited India on the finish of March-early April and Financial system Minister Nir Barkat visited the nation final month.

Notably, Cohen will probably be accompanied by a enterprise delegation. PTI reported citing sources that his go to can also be set to organize the bottom for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s journey to India later this yr.

In January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Netanyahu to go to India at an early date. It is very important be aware that Netanyahu’s go to to India in 2019, throughout his earlier stint because the prime minister, was referred to as off because of scheduling points. PTI talked about that either side had been engaged on a plan for his go to to India in 2021 but it surely could not occur as he was ousted from energy in June that yr.

Netanyahu returned because the prime minister in December after his Likud get together shaped a coalition with another events following the elections.

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