20 September 2015 - 7 Tishri 5776 - ז' תשרי ה' אלפים תשע"ו
Israel participates in Vibrant Gujarat 2015 E-mail

Israel participated at the recent Vibrant Gujarat 2015 expo summit held in India. The Israeli national pavilion entitled “Israel Innovation in India” exhibited ongoing Indo-Israeli cooperation and showcased advanced Israeli technologies in the fields of agriculture and homeland security.

Israel’s Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir headed the Israeli delegation to the summit, accompanied by Gil Haskel, Head of MASHAV, Israel’s Agency of International Development Cooperation, officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and representatives from various Israeli companies.

In addition, two seminars organised by the Embassy of Israel in India took place during the event. The first was on “Water Recycling, Irrigation Panel, Post-Harvest Management and Dairy,” and the other “Innovation and Technology in Food Processing for Sustaining Food Security”. Israel’s Minister Shamir was the keynote speaker at this event.

During the expo, Israel and India signed a Joint Declaration on the commencement of the third phase of the Indo-Israel Agricultural Cooperation Project, further strengthening and widening the bilateral agricultural development cooperation between the two countries. In the current three-year work plan, Israel and India are in the process of establishing 29 centres of excellence for agriculture in 10 Indian states, including Gujarat.

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