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Holness and Israel's Netanyahu vow cooperation

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 1:36 PM
Prime Minster Andrew Holness and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, have pledged cooperation between their two countries in water and agricultural technologies and domestic security.

Holness is currently in Israel at Netanyahu’s invitation.

In statements to the press in Jerusalem, Holness said Jamaica has long admired the advances Israel has made, particularly in cyber security and in agriculture.


Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Prime Minister Holness also extended an invitation to Netanyahu to visit Jamaica.

Meanwhile, Netanyahu said he intends to visit Jamaica sometime in the future.

He said relations between Israel and Jamaica have always been friendly and there is a natural affinity between the countries.

Netanyahu also thanked Jamaica for not joining a UNESCO vote on the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem’s Old City.


Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu

Last October, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee approved a resolution that Israel says ignored Jewish ties to the Temple Mount.