Foreign Minister Eli Cohen meets with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in New Delhi, where they discuss an emerging rail and port network from India to Israel through the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia.
Senior US officials discussed the idea — an answer to China’s Belt and Road initiative — with the Saudi, Indian, and Emirati national security advisers earlier this week.
They two also discuss a range of measures designed to bring the two states even closer, including more direct flights and easing the visa process.
The diplomats sign an agreement to bring some 42,000 Indian foreign workers to Israel, some 34,000 in construction and 8,000 in elder care.
Cohen and Jaishankar visit a monument in Delhi commemorating the Indian soldiers who fell in Palestine fighting the Ottomans in World War I.