The use of new technologies in agriculture, but also in other sectors, could improve productivity, competitiveness, which would provide an additional impetus for the trade exchange, concurred Deputy PM for Economic Affairs Fatmir Bytyqi and Fund for Innovation and Technology Development (FITD) director Kosta Petrov during their meeting with Israeli’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Oded Forer.
Highlighting the great potential for increasing mutual trade in several sectors Bytyqi expressed hope for assistance from Israel in transferring experience and knowledge for the application of up-to-date technologies for agricultural development, one of the sectors in which, as noted, cooperation can be intensified.
At the meeting, Deputy PM Bytyqi congratulated Minister Forer on the formation of the new Government of Israel and wished him every success in his new position, emphasizing that he hopes that the economic cooperation between the two countries will deepen.
On the first day of the working visit to Israel, Bytyqi and Petrov visited Azrieli College of Engineering in Jerusalem and AtoBe Startup Accelerator at Azrieli College, which is considered one of the best research and development centers in the country.
Bytyqi and Petrov during the meetings with the representatives of Azrieli College of Engineering and AtoBe Startup Accelerator, were informed about the activities implemented in these institutions and exchanged views to create opportunities to support startups and improve the business climate to stimulate innovation.