Bulgaria, Israel to Focus Ties on Hi-Tech, Agriculture

Bulgaria, Israel to Focus Ties on Hi-Tech, Agriculture

President of Israel Shimon Peres was received Wednesday in Sofia by Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. The two state leaders have agreed that hi-tech sectors and agriculture harbor the greatest potential for cooperation between businesses and state institutions of Bulgaria and Israel.

Peres and Borisov also discussed the potential of Bulgaria as a destination for Israeli tourists, announced the press service of the Council of Ministers.

The President of Israel expressed - as he did several times during the first day of his visit in Sofia - the gratitude of his country towards Bulgaria for the rescue of the some 50 000 Bulgarian Jews from deportation to Nazi death camps during World War II.

Earlier on Wednesday, Shimon Peres met with his Bulgarian counterpart Georgi Parvanov, who awarded him Bulgaria's highest state order, as well as with representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria.

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