Croatia and Israel ink agricultural cooperation agreement

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 Croatia's Agriculture Minister Tomislav Tolusic and his visiting Israeli counterpart, Uri Ariel, on Monday signed a bilateral agreement on cooperation in agriculture, and talked about a number of possibilities for cooperation in irrigation and export of Croatian agricultural produce, the Croatian Agriculture Ministry said in a press release Monday. 

Uri Ariel, who serves as a member of the Knesset for the Jewish Home, and as Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, was paying an official visit to Croatia at the invitation of Minister Tolusic.

After talks with Tolusic, the Israeli official was received by Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and on that occasion the bilateral agreement was signed by the two farm ministers.

The Croatian minister was quoted as saying that he was honoured by Ariel's visit to Zagreb which took place soon after his tour of Israel this September.

"I am also honoured that the agreement has been signed which will serve as the foundation for the development of our cooperation in the agricultural sector," Tolusic said, adding that "this is an opportunity for enhancing bilateral trade, notably in the export of Croatian meat and meat products in Israel.

The agreement, which envisages the establishment of an inter-state committee, provides for the exchange of experience and technologies as well as good practices in crop farming and cattle breeding.

Text: Hina