Israel allows the import of eggs from Bulgaria. This became clear during a meeting between Minister of Economy and Industry Nikola Stojanov and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Avi Dichter in Tel Aviv.
The import of eggs from our country has been restricted for years. At the same time, Bulgarian companies are interested in the Israeli market and the Office of Trade and Economic Affairs has initiated a procedure to obtain a permit for this activity. The process was long and complicated and therefore took about a year, but today the Minister of Agriculture personally announced that it has been concluded with a positive decision.
The two ministers agreed to explore the possibility of a similar permit for beef from Bulgaria and further promotion of its export. Israel is also interested in increasing imports of cereals from Bulgaria — wheat, etc.
‘Bulgaria has great traditions and a strong agricultural and livestock sector, but we are interested in exchanging experience to introduce more innovations in it to encourage the growth of companies,’ Minister Stojanov stressed. Some of Israel’s achievements in agriculture were presented — wastewater recycling and seawater processing, crop monitoring, etc. It was also proposed to establish a joint initiative between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas and the Bulgarian Office of Trade and Economic Affairs, within the framework of which, in an operational order, to discuss the experience of the two countries and to provide information to Bulgarian institutions and businesses.
‘The sector has potential for foreign companies to enter and cooperate with Bulgarian partners,’ Minister Stojanov said and invited Israeli companies to consider investment opportunities and bilateral projects in Bulgaria.
Bulgaria and Israel are exploring the launch of knowledge sharing and joint production activities in the defence industry. This became clear during a meeting of Minister Nikola Stojanov with the Minister of Defence of the State of Israel Yoav Galant. The Bulgarian Minister presented the Bulgarian military-industrial industry and in particular the state-owned companies Vazovski Mashinostroitelni Zavodi and Avionams.
‘In recent days I have held a number of meetings with leading Israeli companies in the sector. All of them are familiar with Bulgaria and our defence industry and see the potential for joint projects’ Nikola Stojanov said. According to him, there is a need for a push at the state level, which will launch a series of joint projects. ‘Businesses from the two countries will find the best solutions for cooperation, but it is up to the governments of the two countries to create the basis for this to happen,’ the Minister of Economy added. They also agreed to continue with the identification of concrete actions for business promotion and the preparation of exchange visits on the identified topics with the participation of the business community.