Azerbaijan, Israel discuss argricultural cooperation
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Azerbaijan, Israel discuss argricultural cooperation

Farming technology could forge closer ties with Iran's neighbor

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

Agriculture Minister Orit Noked (photo credit: Flash90)
Agriculture Minister Orit Noked (photo credit: Flash90)

Agriculture Minister Orit Noked discussed greater agricultural cooperation with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev on Thursday in Baku.

Noked visited Baku to attend the World Food Organization conference along with 120 other agriculture ministers from around the world. Noked met with Aliyev and discussed the possibility of expanded agricultural cooperation between the two states.

“Israel has cutting edge technology in agriculture and is willing to share its expertise with Azerbaijan,” Noked said.

Israel and Azerbaijan have drastically increased bilateral relations in the past year. Israel sold Azerbaijan $1.4 billion in arms in February, triggering Iranian outrage. US officials also claimed in March that Azerbaijan had agreed to give Israel access to Azeri bases in case of a strike on Iran, an allegation that Azerbaijan denied.

 

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