The agreement encourages the exchange of information and experts for study and consultation, the exchange of information about international congresses and conferences, and the sharing of medical bibliographies.
(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom and Maltese Foreign Minister Michael Frendo today (18.4) signed a bilateral cooperation agreement in the fields of health and medicine. The agreement encourages the exchange of information and experts for the purposes of study and consultation, the exchange of information about international congresses and conferences, the sharing of medical bibliographies, and so on.
Minister Shalom said at the signing ceremony that he hopes the agreement will contribute to a deepening of relations and cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the economic field.
Health Minister Dan Naveh said the agreement shows that Israel is a leading country in the field of medicine, and its capabilities are in demand by many other countries. The implementation of the agreement will be the responsibility of the Health Ministry, which will be able to sign more detailed programs than are included in the agreement signed today.
Minister Shalom commented on the Disengagement Plan at a joint press conference, saying, "If delaying the implementation of disengagement until after Tisha B’av makes things easier for the settlers and for carrying it out, this should be seriously considered. Anything that makes things easier for both sides should be seriously considered."