EAM, Israeli FM Cohen hold talks, ink agreements in agriculture, water & mobility

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New Delhi, May 9 : External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday held productive and wide-ranging discussions with his visiting Israeli counterpart Eli Cohen during which new agreements were inked in the field of agriculture and water as well as on mobility.

In a long tweet, the EAM said the two sides also noted the progress in the I2U2 – India, Israel, US, UAE bloc -, as well cooperation in multilateral forums. The two ministers also exchanged perspectives on their respective regions, as well as on the Ukraine conflict, and the Indo-Pacific.

“Productive and wide-ranging discussions with Foreign Minister @elicoh1 of Israel this afternoon.

“The main pillars of our Strategic Partnership – Agriculture, Water, Defence & Security – are taking our ties forward. New agreements in water & agriculture today underline the potential to do more.

“Discussed cooperation in high tech, digital & innovation, as also connectivity, mobility tourism, finance, and health.

“Noted the progress in I2U2 and cooperation in multilateral forums. Exchanged perspectives on our respective regions, Ukraine and Indo-Pacific.

“Initialed an agreement in the area of mobility.”

The Israeli Minister in a tweet said he had held an excellent meeting with EAM Jaishankar, and the two sides are expanding cooperation in the fields of cyber, agriculture and water.

“Excellent meeting with the Foreign Minister of India -@DrSJaishankar

“We are strengthening ties with the most populous country in the world, and expanding cooperation in the fields of cyber, agriculture and water.

“Our cooperation will strengthen Israel’s position in the world and stability in the Middle East.”

The two ministers later paid homage at the Teen Murti Haifa Chowk.

EAM Jaishankar said “This symbol of our shared history reflects the enduring India-Israel friendship.”

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