Gujarat CM meets Israeli PM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Jun 2018 09:34:55


 

By Harinder Mishra,

JERUSALEM,

The two leaders discussed ways to improve the cooperation in fields of agriculture, cyber security, water management, innovation


GUJARAT Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Thursday met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and discussed ways to improve the cooperation in various fields including agriculture, cyber security and water management.
It is Rupani’s first trip abroad as Chief Minister and comes months after he hosted Prime Minister Netanyahu in Gujarat in January.


During their 45-minute long meeting, the two leaders discussed ways to improve the cooperation in fields of agriculture, cyber security, water management and innovation, Indian officials said.
Rupani noted that there are tremendous opportunities of cooperation and collaboration between Gujarat and Israel in the fields of farming and innovation which can benefit farmers and youth of Gujarat.


Netanyahu proposed to set up a joint working group to promote cooperation in a sustained manner so that more ideas can be taken forward in a systematic manner, they said. He assured that Israel will cooperate and work closely with Gujarat in the field of water management. He further emphasised that technology transfer can best and most swiftly be done through entrepreneurs from both the sides.


Netanyahu also suggested to take advantage of Israel’s cyber apprenticeship program where Gujarat and Israel can jointly sponsor students from Gujarat to join 5-10 week apprenticeship program which can provide faster opportunities of technology transfer and bright job opportunities.


He also agreed to consider the CM’s request of piloting precision and digital agriculture farming project somewhere in Gujarat. Netanyahu also recalled his trip to India and to Gujarat in January and said he was moved by the love and affection showed by the people.