TEL AVIV (Mar. 4)
Israel and Argentina will sign a memorandum of understanding for scientific and technological cooperation during the visit here this week of the Argentine Minister of Labor and Energy, Dr. Pedro Agustin Trucco.
He is the guest of Moshe Shahal, Israel’s Minister of Energy and Infrastructure.
The agreement will include close cooperation in the development of alternative energy sources. Trucco said in his discussions with Shahal that Argentina is particularly interested in Israel’s know-how in the fields of solar energy, water desalination and irrigation.
The agreement provides for the reciprocal transfer of technology and knowledge between the two countries and the establishment of energy-business partnerships.
The agreement is the first of its kind between Israel and Argentina. Israel has similar agreements with Mexico and Venezuela. Last year Israel signed an agreement for industrial cooperation with Canada.