JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - October 21, 2013
Continuing his trade mission to Israel, Governor Brian Sandoval today met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The meeting, which
highlighted Nevada’s presence in water technology, indoor agriculture, and
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, focused on enhancing Israel’s trade and education
partnerships with Nevada.
“Nevada is intent on strengthening trade, investment and
educational partnerships with Israel,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “Today’s
meeting was an opportunity to discuss the unique assets Nevada brings to the
table and how we can work together to promote our similar objectives. I thank
Prime Minister Netanyahu for meeting with me and I look forward to working
Yesterday, Governor Sandoval met with Israeli President Shimon Peres
and Israel’s Foreign Minister and the Chief Scientist of Israel to learn more
about the country and its endeavors.
“I appreciated the opportunity to meet with
President Peres,” Sandoval added. “It was a productive conversation on areas of
shared opportunity and I thank the President for meeting.”
In the meeting with the
Foreign Minister, the Governor discussed that Nevada would like to work with the
Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles to identify Israeli companies and Nevada
companies that could leverage Venture Capital funds through the Ministry of the
Economy. In discussions with the Chief Scientist, Governor Sandoval and the
Nevada Delegation highlighted the clusters of synergy between Nevada and Israel:
water, indoor agriculture, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. A future Memorandum of
Understanding between Israel and Nevada was also discussed.
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