India and Israel were currently negotiating an extensive bilateral free trade pact, focusing on areas such as Information Technology, bio technology and agriculture, as India was his country's second largest Asian Economic partner, Ushpiz said.
He also observed that Israel was for building closer ties with India in areas of nano technology, space technology, water technology and bio technology, a Raj Bhavan release said.
The visiting diplomat said he looked forward to strengthening bilateral ties between India and Israel and particularly Tamil Nadu, for promotion of business, trade, commerce and tourism, it said.
Rosaiah said Tamil Nadu was a progressive state and its industry-friendly policies opened up new vistas and avenues for starting new ventures. Israel's Consul General in Bangalore Menahen Kanafi, Assaf Moran, First Secretary Political Affairs, Embassy in New Delhi, Ziv Shalvi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Head of Administration, accompanied him.
Ramesh Chand Meena, Secretary to Governor and KV Muralidharan, Deputy Secretary to Governor and Comptroller were also present, it added.


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