Swaraj to visit Israel next week; defence, counter-terrorism on agenda

New Delhi: Cooperation in defence and counter-terrorism will be among the top priorities of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to Israel next week, Israeli Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon said on Wednesday.

"We attach great importance to this visit," Carmon said at a media briefing.

He said cooperation in defence, and counter-terrorism activities will be among the issues of discussion when Sushma Swaraj meets Israel's top leadership during her visit on 17-18 January.

Swaraj to visit Israel next week; defence, counter-terrorism on agenda

Sushma Swaraj. File photo. PTI

"Defence cooperation has been the central pillar of our relationship," Carmon said.

He said Israeli defence manufacturing companies were interested in India's 'Make in India" campaign.

As for cooperation in counter-terrorism activities, he said: "We should do more and go beyond the established fields."

The other areas of bilateral cooperation, according to Carmon, are agriculture and water management, academia, cyber and innovation.

IANS

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Updated Date: Jan 13, 2016 18:24:04 IST

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