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Azerbaijan readying to embrace cutting-edge Israeli agro-technologies to augment yields [UPDATE]

17 May 2022 [10:34] - TODAY.AZ

President Ilham Aliyev and visiting Israeli Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Oded Forer have discussed the application of modern Israeli technologies in Azerbaijan’s agriculture sector, Azernews reports.

At the May 17 meeting, the two men pointed to economic relations between the two nations, as well as prospects for cooperation in the agriculture sector. They expressed confidence that Oded Forer’s visit would contribute to the expansion of agricultural cooperation.

Underscoring that food security is a priority for all countries, including Azerbaijan, President Ilham Aliyev briefed the minister on the work the country has been implementing to develop agriculture.

Aliyev hailed the significance of increasing local agricultural production and exports, pointing to activities underway to minimize dependence on imports.

In remarks about the work done in the country’s liberated territories, the president said that agricultural projects had been immediately launched and certain results had already been achieved.

Moreover, emphasizing that Armenians had committed ecological genocide in Azerbaijani territories during the occupation, the president added that those territories had been deprived of water sources consequently. From this perspective, the large-scale work is planned to restore water sources and irrigation systems.

In turn, Oded Forer praised the good cooperation between relevant agencies of the two countries in the agricultural sector, noting the importance of the Caspian Agro 2022 International Agricultural Exhibition underway in Baku.

He noted with satisfaction that representatives of a large number of Israeli companies came together with him to attend the Azerbaijani-Israeli agricultural business forum. Underlining Israel’s good experience in the agricultural sector, the minister expressed readiness to share this experience with Azerbaijani counterparts.

Oded Forer also said that the Karabakh region also holds good potential for cooperation, and development achieved in Azerbaijan provides extensive opportunities.


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