Sushma Swaraj Visits Israel, Palestine On 2 Day Visit


Tel Aviv: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived on Sunday on a two-day visit to Israel and Palestine, where she was extended a red carpet welcome by officials.

Swaraj’s visit comes some three months after the historic visit of President Pranab Mukherjee, the first by India’s Head of State to the region.

She was accompanied by Secretary (East) Anil Wadhwa and other officials from the MEA. She is scheduled to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tomorrow morning and her counterpart Riyad al-Malki in Ramallah.

During her visit Swaraj will inaugurate the Palestine Digital Learning and Innovation Centre in Ramallah, She will leave for Israel following her engagements in Palestine, where she will meet Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin and other office bearers.
She will also interact with the Indian community in Israel.

The visit will further deepen the mutual understanding at the political level and boost India’s bilateral engagement with Palestine and Israel.