Jaishankar meets with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, country to mark 30 years of diplomatic ties
Foreign Minister Dr S Jaishankar met with Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid where they discussed their bilateral and plurilateral cooperation on Friday. Speaking to Twitter, Jaishankar said, “It’s great to talk to APM and FM Yair Lapid of Israel in the New Year. We discussed our bilateral and plurilateral cooperation. Looking forward to marking the 30th anniversary of our diplomatic relations. “
Notably, regular embassies were opened in 1992 when full diplomatic relations were established between the two countries. India and Israel will celebrate 30 years of upgrading diplomatic relations in 2022. Political relations between India and Israel are very warm and forward-looking. On June 14, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on taking office.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid the historic first visit to Israel by an Indian Prime Minister from July 4 to 6, 2017, during which the relationship was transformed into a strategic partnership. Then Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a return visit to India from January 14 to 19, 2018. Joint statements were issued during both visits, the MEA said in a statement. (ANI)
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