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Israel's new envoy presents credentials to President Patil

August 12, 2011 - New Delhi

Israel's newly appointed ambassador to India Alon Ushpiz presented his credentials to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

Ambassador Ushpiz studied International Relations and Japan Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Before arriving in Delhi, Ushpiz served as the Head of Bureau for Coordination at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem. Prior to that he was Minister for Congressional Affairs at the Embassy of Israel in Washington. He also served at the Embassy of Israel in Tokyo and as Policy Advisor to a number of Israeli Foreign Ministers.

After presenting his credentials, Ambassador Ushpiz said: "I am extremely excited to serve as the Sixth Ambassador of Israel to the Republic of India. Next year we will be celebrating 20 years of a burgeoning and multi-faceted Diplomatic Relationship. Israel and India share a wide range of values, interests and challenges. Our cooperation in agriculture, high tech, science, education and much more has proven to be tremendously beneficial to the people of both nations and I look forward to further develop this important relationship".


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