Israel on Friday appointed an Honorary Consul in the Northeast region who will be based in Assam.

The Embassy of Israel in India appointed Joyshree Das Verma as Honorary Consul in the region with jurisdiction over the States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura and Sikkim.

Announcing the appointment, Ambassador of Israel in India, Ron Malka said, “The relations between our two countries are growing and expanding rapidly. We are now going to take it forward and increase our presence in Northeast India”.

In November last year, Malka visited Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura and 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 had laid the foundation stone of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Vegetables in Khetri, Assam.

In 2018, Malka also inaugurated the region’s first Indo-Israeli Centre of Excellence in Mizoram.