Kazakhstan, Israel sign Roadmap for Cooperation in the Field of Agriculture
In accordance with the instructions of the Head of State, the Kazakh delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Minister of Agriculture Askar Myrzakhmetov paid a working visit to the State of Israel.
The delegation included representatives of state bodies, NCE Atameken, Non-profit JSC National Agrarian Research and Education Center, JSC NC Kazakhstan Engineering, JSC NC Food Corporation.
The main goal of the working trip is implementing the Presidential Address Third modernization of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness in terms of executing instructions on attracting foreign investments in agribusiness, concluding mutually beneficial bilateral agreements.
During the visit, A Myrzakhmetov met with Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the State of Israel, Knesset deputy (Parliament of Israel) from the party “The Jewish Home Uri Ariel.
During the meeting, the sides signed a Roadmap for Cooperation in the Field of Agriculture for 2017-2018 within the framework of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the State of Israel.
In addition, they signed a Declaration of Intent to establish a commercial demonstration farm in Kazakhstan. On the basis of this farm, a demonstration of technologies in various areas of agriculture is planned.
Also, delegation members visited Israel’s largest research institute Volcani center, which deals with new technologies in the field of agriculture. Programs of joint research and training of young specialists were discussed here.
Israel is one of the major exporters of fresh products and a world leader in agricultural technology.
A round table with representatives of Israeli agribusiness is planned to attract investment and export domestic products.
In order to study the Israeli experience, delegation members will visit the largest agricultural cooperative “Granot” and a company for managing and saving water resources.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan