07/10/2012 04:04–Israel’s energy and Water Ministry and the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday to deepen their cooperation on energy and water desalination.
The agreement is in part a result of the EU-Israel European Neighborhood Policy Action Plan of 2005, and will focus on ensuring a sustainable supply of energy and water in line with international environmental standards, according to a statement from the EU.
The partners will strive for more efficient and sustainable technologies and will also explore the link between energy and water, the statement said.
With an initial duration of five years, the memorandum was signed in Jerusalem by JRC director- general Dominique Ristori and Energy and Water Ministry director- general Shaul Zemach. It enables the joint use of research, scientific information, staff and equipment, the EU said.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said the agreement represented “a very important milestone in the progression of development between us.”
“Israel is a technological country. Europe is our main trading partner. Europe is an advanced society; we’re an advanced society. The more we cooperate, the more it will benefit our societies,” he continued…Read More>>