Indore, Jul 17 (PTI) Israel’s Consul General David Akov today visited the city and Pithampur Industrial Area in adjoining Dhar district to explore bilateral ties with Madhya Pradesh in different sectors.

“Israel and MP can exchange technology and knowledge in agriculture, water management, health and urban development,” Akov told reporters here.

He also visited the Indian Institute of Management, Indore.

“Israel has expertise in recycling and treating water.

We want to share our long experience in water management with Madhya Pradesh. We want to help the Indian government in smart city project as well,” Akov added.

Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Israel.

Describing Modi’s visit to Israel as “very successful”, Akov said it has cemented the bond between both the nations.

He also Modi’s visit will boost trade between the two countries.

Akov said currently around USD 5 billion trade takes place between the two nations.

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