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Israelis to Discuss R and D Projects with Canadian Industrialists

Israel is sending a delegation of businessmen to Canada to discuss joint research and development projects with Canadian industrialists and government leaders.

The delegation will represent both the Israel government and the Manufacturers Association. It will be headed by Yigal Ehrlich, chief scientific advisor to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Ariel Sharon, Minister of Commerce and Industry, proposed the mission several months ago to promote cooperation in research and development with Canada along the lines of the agreements signed between Israel and the French and Dutch governments.

Ehrlich said the delegation will confer with senior officials at the Canadian Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Research Council on Cooperation on projects that can be carried out jointly at Canadian and Israeli plants. He said he hoped the visit would result in a memorandum of understanding between the two countries.