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Israeli envoy discusses Brahmaputra water management, flood

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Israeli Ambassador to India Dr Ron Malka and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday discussed issues such as technological solutions to problems in the fields of the Brahmaputra water management, flood control and agriculture in the state.

In a meeting here, they also emphasised on strengthening relations between Assam and Israel for mutual benefits and Sonowal requested Malka to arrange for setting up a consulate office of Israel in Guwahati, an official release said here.

The meeting decided to work on forming a group of innovators who will be visiting Assam as well as Israel to scale up the skill quotient of the youth of the state.

Referring to Israel's technological advancement, the chief minister sought its assistance in the Brahmaputra Water Management system and enhancing the output of the state's agriculture sector, the release said.

The envoy also offered help in furthering Assam-Israel relations in the strategic sectors for the betterment of bilateral relations.

The two stressed on frequent student exchange programmes between Israel and Assam, the release said.

Hailing the state's tourism potential, particularly tea tourism, Malka assured Sonowal to work together for the mutual benefits of both the geographical entities.

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First Published: Wed, May 01 2019. 18:10 IST