The seventh meeting of the joint Israel-India work group on the war on terror, and the fourth meeting on disarmament and prevention of proliferation convened in Jerusalem.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The seventh meeting of the joint Israel-India work group on the war on terror, and the fourth meeting regarding disarmament and prevention of proliferation, convened in Jerusalem on 10-11 March 2008.

Mr. Vivek Katju, Additional Secretary (International Organizations) in the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs headed the Indian delegation to the talks. The Israeli delegation was headed by Mrs. Miriam Ziv, MFA Deputy Director General of the Division for Strategic Affairs.

Among other issues, the two sides discussed global and regional terror threats, the threat imposed by drug trafficking, computerized terror and cooperation in international forums. The two sides exchanged opinions on regional and international efforts in the battle against terror.

Within the framework of the fourth meeting on issues of disarmament and prevention of proliferation, the two sides exchanged opinions extensively on various issues relating to disarmament, weapon control, and prevention of proliferation. The discussions related to issues connected to international organizations, including the UN Disarmament Commission and the General Assembly. The two sides emphasized their commitment to the prevention of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and other complementary aspects, including taking steps to initiate national inspection of exports.

It was agreed that the next round of talks would be held in New Delhi, India. The dates will be determined via diplomatic channels.