110 Trainees from 51 Countries are Completing Mashav Courses

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
September 19, 2000

Deputy Foreign Minister Nawaf Massalha, and the Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Center (Mashav) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arik Arzi, will present final certificates today (September 19) to 110 trainees from 51 different countries in Africa, South America, Asia and the CIS, who are completing three different training courses. The ceremony will take place at the Mashav Training Center in Shefayim. Dozens of ambassadors from the various countries will atttend.

The trainees are from Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Cameroon, Mauritius, Tanzania, the Seychelles, Vietnam, Nepal and Thailand, among other countries. Also attending the ceremony will be 23 trainees from Morocco, including women who are active in the field of advancing the status of women, who are currently attending a Mashav management course in Israel.

The courses focused on the following three areas:

  • Growing and cultivating tropical and sub-tropical fruit (in English).
  • Breeding and genetic improvement of sheep and cattle (in French).
  • Fruit crops and marketing (in Spanish).

    The Center for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds 140 professional courses, on an annual basis, in Israel, and holds a similar number of courses abroad, with the participation of 10,000 trainees from over 100 countries around the world.