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Visit of External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj to Israel (January 17- 18, 2016)



Visit of External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj to Israel (January 17- 18, 2016) 

Visit of External Affairs Minister to Israel (January 17- 18, 2016)

The External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj will pay an official visit to Israel from 17-18 January 2016. She will be accompanied by Secretary (East) and other officials from MEA. This is the first visit of EAM to Israel and comes after the State visit of The President of India to Israel in the month of October 2015. India and Israel share close and multifaceted relationship. 


During the visit EAM will hold discussions with the Israeli leadership and review entire gamut of India Israel bilateral relations. The two sides share firm belief in the values of democracy and free market economy. India and Israel also share close relation in the fields of agriculture, science & technology and education. EAM will also interact with the Indian community in Israel during her visit. The visit will augment India’s bilateral relations with Israel and further strengthen the linkages between the two sides.

India’s relations with Israel are part of its engagement with the broader West Asia region and are independent to its relations with any country in the region. 

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Visit of External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj to Palestine (January 17, 2016) 
Visit of External Affairs Minister to Palestine (January 17, 2016)

The External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj will visit the State of Palestine on 17 January 2016. EAM will be accompanied by Secretary (East) and other officials from MEA. This is the first visit of EAM to West Asia region and Palestine is the first destination in the region which in itself reflects the importance India holds for Palestine in its engagement with the countries of the region. The visit also comes after the state visit of President of India to Palestine in October 2015.

During her visit EAM will meet with the Palestinian leadership and review India Palestinian bilateral relations. India shares traditionally close relations with the State of Palestine and contributing actively through capacity building and human resource development initiatives with Palestine. The visit will also reaffirm India’s continued political, diplomatic and developmental support to Palestine. EAM will also inaugurate the Palestine Digital Learning & Innovation Centre in Ramallah. The visit will further deepen the mutual understanding at the political level and boost bilateral engagement with Palestine. 


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