Israel has expressed its readiness for cooperation in the liberated territories of Azerbaijan in the field of agriculture, water resources management, and mine clearance, Ambassador of Israel to Azerbaijan George Deek told Trend.
“So, these are the main fields, which I believe we can cooperate: de-mining, reconstruction, agriculture, water, but of course we also see the opportunities for cooperation and sharing the know-how in various fields, for example it can be in healthcare,” added the ambassador.
But first it’s important to clear those areas from mines to build infrastructure, to provide people with housing, to build them jobs, bringing them fresh water, said the ambassador.
There are many Israeli companies in various fields that are ready to cooperate with Azerbaijan in the liberated territories, pointed the ambassador.
Ambassador Deek also spoke in detail about the farm project in Zangilan district.
“It’s a project run by Azerbaijani company and they have brought on board with our help an Italian company and an Israeli company. An idea behind that is that the Azerbaijani company is building the infrastructure in the area, the Israeli company is building a dairy farm for buffaloes, where we will take care of them and feed and grow them to produce maximum and best quality of milk, and that milk will be given to the Italian company which will open the food processing plant, use that milk and turn it into cheese and that cheese will be marketed to the local and international markets,” the ambassador explained.
As he said, the project is planned to be finished and become operational sometime during the end of this year, maybe the beginning of next year.