Israel appoints 'Honorary Consul' for Northeast
Guwahati: To increase its presence and collaborations in Northeast India, the Embassy of Israel in India has appointed Joyshree Das Verma as the honorary consul for the region.
Verma will be based in Assam with jurisdiction across the eight northeast states - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, and Sikkim.
The Embassy aims to identify all possible areas of cooperation in the Northeast, where Israel can bring in expertise and advanced Israeli technologies to benefit people in the region.
Announcing the appointment, Ambassador of Israel in India, Dr 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 North-East India. I am proud to present the credentials of Israeli honorary consul to Mrs. Joyshree Das Verma, who will work with us to further strengthen our growing partnership in this region.”
Talking about the post, Verma said, “This all-encompassing role excites me greatly as there are vast possibilities & 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 Northeastern states.”
In November last year, Dr Malka visited Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura. He held meetings with the Chief Ministers of the states and discussed about collaboration on a range of subjects including agriculture, water management, tourism, horticulture, fisheries and dairy. He also laid the foundation stone of a Center of Excellence (CoE) for Vegetables in Khetri, Assam.
"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," said a release from the Embassy.