Israel hopes India, China will ‘sort things peacefully’

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
NEW DELHI Published: Sep 09, 2020, 03:36 PM(IST)

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Israel is in advance stage of negotiations with Free Trade Agreement with China and already has pact for specific goods with India.

Israel has hoped India & China will resolve things in a "peaceful" way even as tensions rise between the two Asian neighbours.
 
Deputy Director-General of the Asia-Pacific Division of Israeli Foreign Ministry Gilad Cohen in response to a WION question said, "We have very good relations with India, we have good relations with China"

Adding, "We hope all things will be sorted out in peaceful ways and tension will reduce, this is what we desire".

Israel is in advance stage of negotiations with Free Trade Agreement with China and already has pact for specific goods with India.

Ties between India & Israel have grown in the last few years. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi visited Israel in July of 2017, the first-ever visit of Indian PM to the West Asian country which was followed by the visit of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu the next year. 

Asked, if more countries could establish ties with Israel, Cohen said, “We hope UAE breakthrough will be echoed" and "will open other relations who don't have ties with Israel".

In a major development last month, UAE became the first Gulf country to establish ties with Israel. This was followed by the first direct commercial flight between the 2 countries. UAE is the 3rd Arab country to recognize Israel after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.

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