New Delhi (NVI): India and Israel held Bilateral Foreign Office consultations on January 28 for wide-ranging discussions on issues regarding UN agenda, Climate Change and SDGs.
Indian delegation was led by Joint Secretary (UNP & Summits), Prakash Gupta, along with officials from WANA and UNES Division, PMI New York, and the Embassy of India in Tel Aviv, according to a statement issued by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
The delegation from Israel was led by Haim Waxman, Deputy Director-General, UN & International Organizations, and included officials from the Foreign Ministry of Israel, Permanent Mission of Israel in New York, and the Embassy of Israel in New Delhi, the statement added.
During the discussion, organised via video conferencing, Israel congratulated India for its election to the non-permanent membership of the UNSC.
Both sides held wide-ranging discussions on issues on the UN agenda including recent developments in the Middle East, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), MEA stated.
Furthermore, the Indian delegation briefed Israel on its priorities during its upcoming UNSC tenure and both sides decided to work closely together, in keeping with their Strategic Partnership.