Premier Kathleen Wynne had a fruitful meeting on Tuesday with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Avia, the premier’s office said in a statement.
” I concluded a successful meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, where we discussed ways to strengthen ties between our regions and make them both more prosperous.
Israel is one of the top innovation economies in the world, and a priority market for Ontario. Israel and Ontario are both leaders in the fields of research, innovation, and life sciences, making us natural partners.
Ontario and Israel already have an industrial research and development Memorandum of Understanding in place, and over the last decade it has helped connect over 680 innovation leaders, generate 15 industry-led research and development projects, and leverage more than $16 million in outside funding.
During our meeting, Prime Minister Netanyahu and I discussed ways that we can foster new Ontario-Israel partnerships that will allow us to combine the talents, skills and technology from two world leaders in innovation to work on some of the most pressing and important issues of our time, from cancer to climate change.
My first business mission to the Middle East will strengthen relationships, promote trade, and generate important agreements and partnerships. Providing companies with more opportunities to do business internationally will create jobs and economic growth in both Israel and Ontario, and I look forward to developing this important relationship further.” – CINEWS