Israel Foreign Minister Eli Cohen to cut short India trip amid Gaza tensions

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen, who arrived in India on Tuesday for a three-day visit to keep bilateral talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, has determined to shorten his journey and will go back to Israel tonight after meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The Israeli minister became scheduled to attend the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) India-Israel Business Forum organised by the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute scheduled to be hung on May nine in New Delhi.

His go to comes after Israeli Economy Minister Nir Barkat travelled to India this year in April with a big commercial enterprise delegation on a four-day legit visit to bolster bilateral ties in commonplace areas of hobby, car technology, and fintech. In past due March, Israeli Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana and the parliamentary delegation too paid an official visit to India.

Earlier this month, Israeli Ambassador to India Naor Gilon hailed the binds that the 2 nations proportion and stated that he is asking ahead to website hosting the Foreign Minister soon. “These days we are fortunate to have a chain of high-level visits from Israel to India. In past due March, we had the visit of the Israel speaker of the parliament Knesset, In mid -April, we had the primary-ever visit of the Minister of Economy and we’re looking forward to to host quickly the Minister of Foreign Affairs and later in the year, optimistically also our Prime Minister”, said the envoy. “What is commonplace in these visits is that they return inspired by the sturdy sympathy and friendship between India and Israel, in addition to the information of the growing significance of India to Israel and to the world”, he added.Speaking about the India – Israel ties, the envoy said in addition that the cooperation between the 2 international locations is constructed on deep trust which is clear by using the cooperation in the maximum sensitive fields. “I’ve never experienced before such deep appreciation, affection and friendship toward Israel as I do anyplace I go in India. A comparable sentiment toward India exists in the hearts of many Israelis. The cooperation among India and Israel is primarily based on deep accept as true with. This is evident by using the huge fields of cooperation inclusive of in the maximum sensitive ones”, said the Israeli Envoy.

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