(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 11. Uzbekistan looks to
attract specialists and technologies from Israel to remedy arid and
saline lands of the Aral Sea region, trend reports via Uzbekistan's Ministry of
The matter was discussed between Uzbek Minister of Agriculture
Aziz Voitov and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of
Israel to Uzbekistan Zehavit Ben-Hillel.
According to the ministry, for the implementation of a pilot
project on land restoration and cultivation of plant crops in the
Aral Sea region, Uzbekistan plans to allocate to Israeli
specialists free of charge a plot of land.
The youngest Aralkum desert in the world is located in the
region near the Aral Sea, and this phenomenon in the future may
lead to environmental disasters in Uzbekistan, in particular, a
complete drought in that region.
Besides the abovementioned matters, the parties also discussed
prospects of boosting cooperation in the field of agriculture.
Uzbekistan intends to implement Israeli experience in the
development of this sector, in particular, Israel has rich
experience in a number of areas of the agricultural sector,
including efficient use of water resources, drought-resistant
agriculture, precision farming, sustainable crops, etc.
Following the talks, the Israeli side expressed readiness to
support Uzbekistan in the questions mentioned below, as well as to
speed up the implementation of the projects proposed during the
Back in March 2023, Saida Mirziyoyeva (head of the
Communications and Information Policy Branch of the Executive
Office of the Uzbek Presidential Administration) addressed the UN
conference and delivered a speech about the consequences of the
Aral tragedy, the large-scale work carried out by Uzbekistan to
mitigate them, as well as the leadership of the country in uniting
international efforts in this direction.
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