Israel is to assist Bulgaria in the revival of its agricultural sector and is to seek the best Bulgarian food products for exports.
This emerged after a meeting between Bulgarian Deputy Agriculture Minister Vassil Grudev and the Deputy Director for Foreign Trade at Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture, Itzik Ben David, and the ambassador of the State of Israel, Shaul Kamiza-Ras.
According to a report by Bulgarian National Television, Ben David said that Bulgarian products most likely to be of interest were dairy, specifically yoghurt – already very well-known – Bulgarian wines, and jams, including rose jam.
“But Israel overall is open to any kind of agricultural produce, including that which is not well-known,” he said.
He was due to meet Bulgarian farmers to brief them on how Israel had achieved its successes in agriculture, a first step in a joint Bulgarian-Israeli project to revive agriculture in Bulgaria.
Ambassador Kamiza-Ras said, “Bulgaria has such potential, excellent, huge potential, in regard to agriculture. The lands are very fertile. The amount of water available is rare anywhere in the world, and this water is well distributed throughout the country.”