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UAE minister visits School of Agriculture at top Israeli university, discusses cooperation

L to R: Benny Chefetz, Dean of HU’s Agriculture School, Mariam Almheiri, UAE Minister for Food and Water Security, Mona Khoury-Kassabri, HU’s VP of Strategy and Diversity. (Photo: Yossi Zamir)

United Arab Emirates Minister for Food and Water Security Mariam Almheiri met today with representatives of Hebrew University of Jerusalem to promote a research and innovation partnership based on Foodtech and Agtech, areas in which Israel has been a pioneer.

This meeting marks the first official visit of a senior UAE government official to an Israeli academic institution since the two countries announced an agreement to normalize ties in September 2020 as part of the Abraham Accords.

Israel and the UAE share a common need in finding the most efficient use of their resources and employing technology to improve crop production in a desert climate.

Dean of the Agriculture School Benny Chefetz stated, “The UAE minister's visit to Hebrew University is both prescient and historic. Hebrew U. is known as a world leader in Foodtech and Agtech. We look forward to sharing our know-how with our neighbors in the Middle East so that we may meet the challenges of climate change together and better prepared.”

Read more: UAE | HUJI

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