FOREIGN MINISTER TS.MUNKH-ORGIL VISITED ISRAEL

Upon the invitation of the Israeli Government, the Foreign Minister Ts. Munkh-Orgil paid a visit to the State of Israel on August 23-26, 2017. He met H.E. Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, on August 24, 2017, and discussed the matters of bilateral relations between Mongolia and Israel.

During the meeting, Mongolian side has introduced to the priorities of Mongolian Government, especially in the area of foreign policy, and exchanged views on strengthening the friendly relations between Mongolia and Israel, keeping the frequency of high-level dialogue, expanding the political, economic, agricultural and humanitarian cooperation, as well as relations in other fields, and extending ties.

Also, Minister Munkh-Orgil met Israeli Minister for Agriculture and Rural development, Mr. Uri Ariel, and talked about learning and sharing the Israeli experience and achievements gained in the agricultural sector; and actively collaborating in this field. The Israeli side demonstrated to the Mongolian delegation the milk factory, horticulture, the drip irrigation system; and invited to the Watec 2017 and Agritech 2018 expos.

During the visit, the consultations between the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs were organized, where the sides have discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral relations and cooperation; and at the conclusion the signed the Joint Communiqué.

In the Joint Communiqué, the two sides have noted the high-level of political relations and highlighted the importance of growing the economic and trade cooperation. Moreover, the sides have agreed to advance the cooperation in the areas of agriculture, health, environment, education, and culture; exchange young leaders and media people, and organize joint events in the fields of information and cyber security.

Moreover, the two sides have exchanged views on continuing, and increasing the opportunities for cooperation in the areas of public security, terrorism, preventing the cyber crime, and agreed to organize training, invite teachers, instructors, and specialists.

Israel is a country, which accumulated vast experience in the fields of advanced technology, cyber security, biotechnology, agriculture, greenhouses, preventing desertification, green infrastructure planning, water resources management, urban development in desert areas, renewable energy, knowledge based economy, and agriculture. The Israeli side has agreed to fund the studies and training of up to 35 Mongolian specialists in above-mentioned fields.