Israeli Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry Vice
Director-General Irena Ettinger-Weinstein has said that Israeli
technologies will promote the agricultural development of
The remarks were made during the Azerbaijani-Israeli Business
Forum, Azernews reports, citing Trend and Economy Ministry.
She underlined that Israel and Azerbaijan can become successful
partners in the agricultural sector.
'Israeli technologies, skills, and experience may contribute to
the further development of Azerbaijan's agriculture,' she said.
Irena Ettinger-Weinstein also underlined that Israel attaches
great importance to relations with Azerbaijan. She noted that
Israeli companies are interested in a number of areas, including
projects in the agricultural sector, noting the great potential for
strengthening partnerships in agriculture and research in this
She added that following yesterday's meetings of the Israeli
agriculture minister, working groups had been set up to further
develop ties in this area. In addition, she thanked Azerbaijan for
the warm welcome and commended this as an indicator of current
relations between the two countries.
Speaking at the meeting, Agrarian Science and Innovation Center
Director Akbar Abbasov briefed about the innovations in the
agricultural sector of Azerbaijan. He emphasized opportunities for
cooperation with relevant Israeli agencies in the field of
experience, technology, training, education and research.
He noted that an extremely favorable business environment and
big investment opportunities have been created in Azerbaijan.
Noting that the agricultural sector in Azerbaijan is exempt from
taxes, he underlined that this creates ample opportunities for
potential investors. He also added that the Azerbaijani government
pays great attention to the development of the country's liberated
'Karabakh has been declared a green zone at the initiative of
the Azerbaijani state and the agricultural sector will play a big
role in this regard,' he said.
Furthermore, speaking at the forum, Export and Investment
Promotion Agency's Advisor Zohrab Gadirov stated that Israel
invested $24 million in the non-oil sector of Azerbaijan from 1995
Noting that since the beginning of 2022, 91 Israeli companies
have registered their business in Azerbaijan, Gadirov added that
these companies operate in various sectors, such as industry,
construction, agriculture and others.
An Azerbaijani-Israeli business forum was held in Baku with the
support of the Ministries of Economy and Agriculture, as well as
Export and Investment Promotion Foundation. The forum was attended
by representatives of government agencies and companies working in
the field of agriculture from both countries.
Azerbaijan and Israel have been expanding bilateral cooperation
since the establishment of diplomatic relations.
The cooperation between Azerbaijan and Israel is founded not
only on economic partnership but also on traditional historical and
cultural roots, as well as mutual respect and trust. Israel was one
of the first countries to recognize Azerbaijan's state independence
and establish diplomatic relations.
Furthermore, during the 44-day Second Karabakh War, Israel was
among the first countries to express support for Azerbaijan's just
position and territorial integrity. Azerbaijan expressed its
willingness to involve Israel in the restoration of the country's
newly-liberated territories in January 2021. As a result, Israel
will construct a buffalo farm in Azerbaijan's liberated Zangilan
Azerbaijan established its first Trade and Tourism
Representative Office in Israel in 2021.
The two countries' trade turnover totaled $928.4 million in
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