The proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India
and Israel will not be discussed during Commerce and Industry
Minister Arun Jaitley''s forthcoming visit to Israel starting
from January 13. This was stated by an Israeli Trade and
Industry Ministry spokesman "as it was not on the
agenda for consultations."
proposal for FTA had been mooted by Ariel Sharon, Israel''s
Prime Minister during his visit to India in September
the FTA would boost bilateral trade, between India and
Israel. Israel has similar FTAs with the European Union
and the United States.