Following the signing of trade agreements with the United Arab Emirates, now, in a matter of weeks, Bahrain will also be able to enjoy the flavor of fruits and vegetables made in Israel
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alon Schuster: "Israel is an international powerhouse in the field of agriculture, and proof of this - throughout the world Israeli produce, recognized for its quality, is in high demand. In the summer, we laid the groundwork for signing agreements with Arab countries, and we immediately began to open the marketing channels to the UAE and Bahrain, so that Israeli farmers can benefit not only from the local market but also from the thriving markets in the Gulf states. This amounts to a significant contribution to the Israeli economy and our foreign relations, and serves as further proof that Israeli agriculture is a real national asset."
Following a series of meetings and coordination between the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alon Schuster, and the Director General of the Ministry, Dr. Nahum Itzkovich, with their colleagues from the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources of the Kingdom of Bahrain, subsequent to the signing of the agreement between Bahrain and Israel last September, Israel received official approval from Bahrain to export fresh agricultural produce and propagating material (including seeds) from Israel to Bahrain. The Ministry of Agriculture hopes that the growers will start to export their produce to the additional and attractive destinations in the Persian Gulf over the course of the current month (January).
Bahrain is a small island nation located in the Persian Gulf, between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Despite being a small country with a population of about 1.7 million, it is considered one of the largest economic hubs in the Middle East.