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Ghana and Israel Sign Aquaculture Agreement

GLOBAL - Senior government officials of Ghana and Israel have signed a co-operation agreement in the area of aquaculture.

Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture, has praised Israel's agricultural system, describing it as "phenomenal". He explained that although Israel had no water, the people were capable of growing any crop whereas Ghana had abundant rain fall but had problems in the agricultural sector.

Ghana Web reports that Mr Ahwoi has called for cooperation between the agricultural sector in Israel and the Ghanaian counterparts.

He made the call at a signing of cooperation agreement between Ghana and Israel in the area of aquaculture. The agreement was signed by Avigdor Liberman, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister on behalf of his country while Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, Ghana's Foreign Minister signed for Ghana. Mr Liberman arrived in Ghana for a one-day official visit.

Mr Ahwoi, pledging Ghana's continual cooperation with Israel, said government would ensure that Parliament ratified the cooperation plan signed in 2006 so that the two countries could cooperate in other areas including health, medicine, agriculture, education and to encourage existing trade relations between the two.

Mr Mumuni reiterated the need for cooperation between the two countries and expressed the hope that the agreement would be translated meaningfully to the benefit of Ghanaians.

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