JERUSALEM (Dec. 1)
The official visit of Chile’s Foreign Minister Miguel Schweitzer Walters ended this week with agreements to expand trade and agricultural cooperation between Israel and that South American country. While in Israel, Walters conferred with acting Foreign Minister Moshe Nissim and Deputy Foreign Minister Yehuda Ben-Meir.
Chile, an arid country, is particularly interested in Israel’s experience and know-how in the development of advanced irrigation techniques. Israel will send a team of experts to Chile shortly to discuss possible joint projects in that field. The two countries also agreed to encourage their businessmen to exchange visits and to participate in each others’ trade fairs and exhibitions.