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India-Israel FTA talks may resume soon

Israel Ambassador Daniel Carmon on Tuesday expressed the hope that negotiations for a free trade agreement with India will resume soon.

“We hope very soon we will be in a position to bring the issue of FTA back on track,” he said on the sidelines of a conference on Indo-Israel relations here. Though working groups of the countries have had a few rounds of deliberations, a meeting scheduled last month could not be held for some reason, he replied when journalists asked him about the status of the talks.

Towards underscoring the significance attached to the proposed FTA, he pointed out how it figured in the discussion Prime Ministers of India and Israel had in New York in September and subsequently during the “very, very successful visit” of Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Israel.

“The issue of FTA is definitely on the table,” Mr.Carmon said, adding he discussed it in his meeting with Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman a couple of weeks ago.

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