Swaraj, in her address at an Indian community reception here last night, expressed optimism for the future in the growth of bilateral ties.
"To quote your (Israeli) Prime Minister (Benjamin Netanyahu) 'sky is the limit' for ties between India and Israel," she said, underlining that India and Israel are expanding cooperation to new areas such as homeland security, innovation, education and science and technology.
"We should work towards a new vision of our important partnership, which should reflect our close friendship and harness fully the potential of our two knowledge economies," Swaraj said.
Swaraj, who was here on her first visit to the West Asia region, also held talks with the top Israeli leadership and discussed a wide-range of bilateral and regional issues.
"The economic relationship is the key to developing our bilateral ties. We should move from a trade-based relationship to one that is based on investment, manufacturing and services," Swaraj said.
"As you know 'Make in India' is a priority of our Government. Our flagship schemes of 'Clean Ganga', 'Smart Cities' or 'Digital India' are all areas of Israeli expertise. We encourage you to look beyond trade to build long term stakes in the Indian economy through investment and joint
development of products and services," she added.


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