Israel has appointed Joyshree Das Verma as honorary consul of India in the North East. To increase its presence and collaborations in the North East, the Embassy of Israel in India appointed Das Verma as Honorary Consul in the region, to be based in Assam with jurisdiction over the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura and Sikkim.

“The relations between our two countries are growing and expanding rapidly. We are now going to take it forward and increase our presence in North East India. I am proud to present the credentials of Israeli Honorary Consul to Joyshree Das Verma, who will work with us to further strengthen our growing partnership in this region,” said Ambassador of Israel Dr Ron Malka, announcing the appointment.

Joyshree Das Verma said, “I am immensely honoured and humbled to represent Israel as Honorary Consul for the North Eastern states. This all-encompassing role excites me greatly as there are vast possibilities and opportunities to leverage Israel’s technology and expertise in various areas. I am pledged to work in the best interests of Assam and all the North Eastern states.”

The Israeli Embassy aims to identify all possible areas of cooperation in the North East, where Israel can bring in expertise and advanced Israeli technologies to benefit people in the region, said a spokesman of the Embassy.

In November 2020, Ambassador Dr Ron Malka visited Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura. He held official meetings with the Chief Ministers of the states, in which the sides discussed collaboration on a range of subjects including agriculture, water management, tourism, horticulture, fisheries and dairy. During the visit, the Ambassador laid the foundation stone of a Centre of Excellence for Vegetables in Khetri.

The region’s first Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence was inaugurated in Mizoram in 2018. It has become a strong, sustainable platform for addressing challenges via applicable research and introduction of relevant, innovative Israeli agro-technologies, tailored to the needs of local farmers, the spokesman said.