JERUSALEM (Oct. 8)
“Regular meetings” are taking place abroad between top executives of Israel’s Dead Sea Works and their counterparts from the Jordanian industrial complex on the eastern shore of the Dead Sea.
The disclosure was made by Uri Bin-Nun, director general of the Dead Sea Works. He spoke Sunday night at Sdom, site of the Israeli plant, where Tel Aviv University has opened a research center to study the world’s saltiest body of water at the farthest point below sea level on earth.
The meetings have taken place in Europe and the United States, Bin-Nun said. At one recent session, a ranking Jordanian company official expressed hope that eventually joint projects would be undertaken by Dead Sea-linked industries of both countries.
Such meetings have been rumored in the past. Bin-Nun’s disclosure was the first confirmation of them by an authoritative Israeli source.