Sushma’s visit successful, says Israel

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New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Israel on Tuesday described External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to the country as successful and said the two sides discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation in a range of areas.

A media communique by the Israeli embassy here said that during the two-day visit of the Indian minister, discussions were held to foster cooperation in areas like security, science and technology, research and innovation, education, agriculture and water.

It said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the visiting Indian leader that Israel and India were at the cutting edge of many areas of innovation.

Netanyahu said Israel admired India and viewed it “as a great friend”.

In her remarks, Sushma Swaraj said India attaches highest importance to the full development of wide-ranging ties with Israel.

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On her way back after a visit to Palestine and Israel, the Indian minister on Tuesday met the Jordanian foreign affairs ministry’s secretary general Mohammad Taisi Bani Yaseen in Amman.

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