Jerusalem, February 10, 2004

FM Shalom and Indian Interior Minister Agree to Advance Work on Mutual Extradition Treaty
(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom met with Indian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Lal Krishna Advani today (February 10, 2004). During the meeting, the two ministers agreed to establish a committee with the goal of securing a mutual extradition treaty. FM Shalom raised the issue of Israelis currently being held in India for long periods of time without trial. Advani said that he would expend all efforts to speed up the legal process.

Interior Minister Advani, who is responsible for India’s efforts against terrorism, praised the excellent cooperation between the two countries in this field. The ministers agreed that an additional meeting of the joint-task force on terrorism will take place in Israel in March.    

 FM Shalom and Indian Interior Minister Agree to Advance Work on Mutual Extradition Treaty-Feb 10- 2004
 FM Shalom and Indian Interior Minister Agree to Advance Work on Mutual Extradition Treaty-Feb 10- 2004
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