Israeli envoy meets Virbhadra on future tie-up

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 10:10 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Israel's Ambassador Alon Ushpiz Monday called on Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh here.

At the meeting, issues related to mutual cooperation were discussed, an official statement from the Chief Minister's Office said.

It said the chief minister stressed upon the need for sharing technical know-how and developing business tie-ups in horticulture, agriculture and security sectors.

Singh said there were also immense opportunities for mutual cooperation in water management, waste management, irrigation, post harvest infrastructural facilities, which could benefit the state's small farmers and fruit growers.

Ushpiz invited a delegation from Himachal Pradesh to study various sectors in his country. The team would explore possibilities for future tie-ups and mutual cooperation, the statement added.

Tourism as well as horticulture and hydropower generation are major contributors to Himachal Pradesh's economic development.

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