Israel have revealed plans to increase its ties with South Africa across various sectors. The plan was made known during the visit of Israel’s Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Dore Gold.
According to the Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
The discussions focused on the relations between the two countries and the sides agreed on improving cooperation between the two countries. The Directors General agreed that officials from South Africa and Israel will work together on national priority issues such as water, agriculture, trade and science and technology.Israel and South Africa are actively engaged in a wide range of fields of cooperation and numerous projects which implement Israeli agricultural, water and medical technologies in South Africa. These projects not only directly benefit the local population by improving public health and food security, but they also create jobs and business opportunities, including the export of premium agricultural produce to Europe. Mutual trade between the two countries amounts today to about one billion dollars, and significant opportunities for further growth are expected to contribute to the economies of both countries.Israel looks forward to working with South Africa in combining our rich experience in the field of development, in order to promote sustainable growth, development of water resources, adaptation to climate change, food security, civil society empowerment and prosperity in Africa at large.