Israeli delegation meets Yogi to discuss investments and cooperation in UP

Lucknow, June 13 ; Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that India-Israel relations have touched new heights in recent years and UP is ready to play its positive role in the betterment of mutual relations between the two countries.

The Chief Minister said that with the cooperation of Israel, two Centers of Excellence were established in Basti and Kannauj districts of Uttar Pradesh, both of which are achieving success in their objectives.

He said that our plan is to establish a new Center of Excellence in the field of horticulture and vegetable production. In this work also we will get necessary cooperation from Israel, he added.
The CM made these statement while meeting an Israeli government delegation led by Israel’s Ambassador Naor Gilon here at his official residence on Monday morning. During the meeting, the Ambassador of Israel congratulated the chief minister on his unprecedented victory in the recent assembly elections.

During the talks, Ambassador Naor Gilone said that Israel and India have strong strategic ties. With Uttar Pradesh, we are in the role of good ally in many areas. In the near future, Israel is going to support Uttar Pradesh in the fields of defence, police modernization, agricultural modernization, better use of water to farmers, availability of drinking water in Bundelkhand and defense production.

The CM while welcoming the delegation, said that bilateral relations between India and Israel are getting stronger as the two countries have had strong diplomatic relations for over 30 years.

Yogi Adityanath said that the Defence Industrial Corridor being established in Uttar Pradesh is full of investment opportunities for Israel. “We have huge land, adequate human resource. We are providing all necessary resources to the investor companies interested in defense production. This is a good platform for Israel. Israel has good experience in drone and anti-drone technology and it should be considered for investment in the UP Defense Industrial Corridor,” he added.

The CM said that the police force of Uttar Pradesh is one of the largest civil police force in the world. “We are working on a plan to modernize our police force. Israel can help us in this work. Israel can also be a good ally in the strengthening of forensic labs,” he said.

The CM said that UP is the largest state of India in terms of population and there is also a big market here with a population of 25 crores. Along with agriculture, there is immense potential for development in the field of food processing in the state. Israel can make its proposals in this area, he said.

The Chief Minister said that the State Government is developing a Medical Device Park on Yamuna Industrial Expressway near New Delhi and Israeli companies are invited to invest here.

The CM said that a new project is being proposed in the Bundelkhand region in the field of irrigation and drinking water with the technical cooperation of Israel. Its feasibility report is out and soon the detailed project report will be ready. The success of this project will be useful to the farmers of Bundelkhand to get 12 months crop, and Har Ghar Nal Yojana will be successful in its objectives.

The Ambassador thanked the Chief Minister for giving the time and said that Israel and the Government of India have a strong strategic and strategic relationship, which has intensified after the visit of Prime Minister Modi in 2017 and the two countries will work together in new areas. The Government of Israel, along with the Government of Uttar Pradesh, will take forward the work they are doing in the field of agriculture and irrigation, better availability of water and water conservation to increase the income of farmers. Along with this, technology transfer will also be done in defence, police modernization and development of industries. Uttar Pradesh and Israel will speed up these works by forming a joint group, the ambassador said.


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