Conrad Sangma led young delegation to visit Israel

Shillong, Jan 17 (PTI) Meghalaya's Leader of Opposition, Conrad K Sangma, will lead a delegation of young politicians from the country to Israel on a three-day visit aimed at enhancing bi-lateral cooperation in agriculture and homeland security. "The delegation will be exposed to Israeli capabilities in fields of agriculture and homeland security with a view to enhance bi-lateral cooperation in these spheres," Shimon Mercer-Wood, Israeli Embassy political representative said in an invitation. "In the course of the visits, the delegation will meet with counterparts from across political spectrum in Israel and interact with leading public figures from the media and the civil society," Shimon added. The Israel Embassy said, the visit holds potential for genuine benefit to Meghalaya and Israel. Sangma's visit came in the wake of Meghalaya's seeking experts from Israel to study and suggest measures to further improve fish farming in the state in line with the Aqua-culture Mission, the flagship programme of the state government proposed to be launched later this year. Among those selected for the visit are Sudhir Sharma (Himachal Pradesh), Sanjay Jha (Bihar), Krishna Byre Gowda (Karnataka), P C Vishnunadh (Kerala) and Vani Tripathi (BJP member).