India, Israel hold 2nd round of dialogue on UN and multilateral issues
The Indian delegation addressed the Israeli side on India's UN Security Council goals
India and Israel addressed multilateral challenges and themes of mutual interest, including the situation in the Middle East, during talks held on Monday.
The issues were discussed during the 2nd round of UN and international discussions between India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
"In keeping with their strategic partnership, the two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on multilateral issues and issues of mutual interest, including the situation in the Middle East and related to UN peacekeeping operations in the region," the MEA said on Tuesday.
Furthermore, the Indian delegation addressed the Israeli side on India's UN Security Council goals during the meeting in Israel.
"The Indian delegation briefed the Israeli side on India’s priorities at the UN Security Council. The two sides agreed to continue their cooperation in the multilateral fora," the MEA said.
The Indian delegation was led by Prakash Gupta, Joint Secretary (UN-Political) of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), and comprised officials from the Indian Embassy in Tel Aviv and the MEA's WANA Division.
On the other hand, Haim Waxman, Deputy Director-General, UN & International Organizations Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Israel, headed the Israeli delegation that comprised top MFA officials.
The two countries conducted their first round of talks on January 28, 2021, during which both sides discussed a wide range of issues on the UN agenda, including current developments in the Middle East, climate change, and SDGs.