Ministers of science and technology sign collaboration deal

Israel’s Science and Technology Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen and Morocco’s Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation Minister Abdellatif Miraoui signed an agreement for bilateral collaboration in Rabat on Thursday 26 May, writes Rina Bassist for Al-Monitor.

A statement issued by Farkash-Hacohen’s office said this was the first agreement of its kind between the two countries. It noted that the agreement covers several fields such as artificial intelligence, agricultural technologies, water management and water desalination, battling desertification, food processing technologies, development of biotechnologies, renewable and clean energies, medical and pharmaceutical industries, smart cities and the automotive industry, information technology and innovation in space.

After the signing, Farkash-Hacohen commented on the three agreements she had championed so far in the framework of the Abraham Accords, tweeting, “The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and now Morocco! Today, we launched the Israel-Morocco scientific and research memorandum of understanding. I’m honoured to take another historic step with Minister Miraoui. Our countries have great potential to collaborate on issues of energy-tech, agri-tech and more.”
Full report on the Al-Monitor site