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India and Israel inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to expand the  relation in the tourism sector on 24 June 2012. Israel, under the MoU, will open a tourism office in Mumbai and increase the frequency of flights to India. The MoU was signed between Israeli Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov and his Indian counterpart Minister Subodh Kant Sahai in Jerusalam in Israel.

Israel is also set to invest 660000 dollar to draw more Indian tourists to the country. The MoU also set the foundation to establish a tourism development forum, which will seek the advice from various stakeholders including travel agents, hoteliers, tour operators and from the media, to expand tourism market in both the countries.

The two countries have a great scope of tourism development by engaging into mutual cooperation as nearly 40000 Indian tourists visit Israel every year, and the same number of Israeli citizens come to India annually.

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