Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Israel, Philippines to boost agri, water ties

ISRAEL has vowed to boost its partnership with the Philippines in agriculture and water management, and tourism, the presidential palace said on Tuesday.

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen made the commitment during a meeting with President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on Monday, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) said in a press release.

“I think that we can work together on the segment of agriculture. I just let you know that our land, 60% of our land is desert. But although 60% of our land is desert, we were able to provide all our water needs,” Mr. Cohen told the Philippine leader, based on the PCO release.

“And I think that we can work together and let’s say that less import, more export for the Philippines,” he added.

Aside from agriculture, Mr. Cohen said the Philippines and Israel can also collaborate on water management, noting Israel’s vast experience in the sector.

Israel has developed systems for reusing a large portion of its water resources to address scarcity.

Mr. Cohen said an Israeli expert can visit the Philippines to provide advice.

For his part, Mr. Marcos touted that his administration prioritizes the agriculture sector in boosting the economy.

“The offers that you make for assistance and partnership in those two areas are very, very welcome,” he said.

In addition to agriculture and water management, Mr. Cohen proposed the creation of more direct flights between the Philippines and Israel to boost tourism ties.

Mr. Cohen said he and his Philippine counterpart had agreed that they “will work together to have the direct flights.”

He said the move would allow more Israeli businessmen to visit the Philippines and invest in the Southeast Asian nation.

“So this is also another important action item that we will do.” — Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!



Rishi Sunak has confirmed that he is scrapping HS2 to Manchester. The prime minister made the long-awaited announcement at the Tory conference being held...


HANGZHOU, China — Eumir Marcial hit two birds with one stone in the 19th Asian Games on Wednesday. The Filipino southpaw made it to...


Games Saturday (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 11 a.m. — AdU vs Ateneo (Men) 1 p.m. — NU vs UP (Men) 3 p.m. — UST vs...


HANGZHOU, China — Three Filipino riders who have racked thousands of kilometers at home but who are racing for the first time on the...


HANGZHOU, China — Weightlifter Vanessa Sarno, gold medalist in the 2020 Asian Championships and the reigning, defending SEA Games champion, will go for broke...


Games Thursday (Filoil EcoOil Arena) 2 p.m. — LPU vs AU 4 p.m. — Letran vs San Beda PAOLO Hernandez put on his superman...

You May Also Like

Top News

As the world seeks sustainable and energy-efficient solutions for heating and cooling, the heat pump market is experiencing a significant surge. According to the...


The Toto site’s user-friendly interface makes it easy for both beginners and experienced gamblers to navigate through the various features. “¸ÔÆ¢Æú¸®½º site is a...


Almost 100 jobs are thought to be under threat at smart home energy technology manufacturer myenergi. The Grimsby firm, named one of the UK’s...


JUNIOR FERREIRA-UNSPLASH The Philippines is a very small power market by ASEAN standards, with market demand peaking at 15 gigawatts (GW) compared to Thailand’s...

Disclaimer:, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2021 SmartRetirementReport. All Rights Reserved.