New Delhi [India], June 28 (ANI): A delegation led by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani is in Israel to identify opportunities for agriculture cooperation. Also Read - Lalu Yadav Under Observation At AIIMS, Nitish Kumar Wishes Him Speedy Recovery

The delegation will remain in Israel from June 26 to July 1. Also Read - Nirmala Sitharaman Hosts Halwa Ceremony Ahead of Budget 2021 | Here's All You Need to Know

The delegation will also use its six-day visit to understand technology transfer in waste water treatment and desalination for optimal use of water resources. Also Read - AAP MLA Somnath Bharti Sentenced to Two Years in Jail For Assaulting Security Staff at AIIMS

The delegation will also study the best practices of start up and eco-system innovation during the visit.

Israel is a major exporter of fresh produce and a world leader in agricultural technologies despite the fact that the geography of Israel is not naturally conducive to agriculture.

Gujarat will get the benefit of new agricultural technologies being used in Israel.

Rupani is being accompanied by Jaydrathsinhji Parmar, Minister of State for Agriculture and senior state government officers, including Sanjay Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary (Agriculture), J.P. Gupta, Principal Secretary (Water Supply), Manoj Agarwal, Principal Secretary (Home), Ashwani Kumar, Secretary to Chief Minister, Mohammad Shahid, Managing Director, Gujarat Agro., and Arti Kanwar, Resident Commissioner.

Before his arrival in Israel, Chief Minister Rupani was briefed in detail about Israeli proficiency in agriculture and other sectors by Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon in New Delhi.

Ambassador Carmon told Chief Minister Rupani that Israel is happy to continue its existing strong partnership with Gujarat.

During their discussions, Rupani informed Ambassador Carmon that his government plans to set up a joint working group to follow up on areas of cooperation that the state of Gujarat and Israel have agreed to. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.