“Finding energy alternatives to oil is a strategic goal for Israel and the United States because today the main winner from oil is terror.”

 Deputy FM Ayalon met with US Chamber of Commerce officials

 

DFM Ayalon with members of US Chamber of Commerce (Photo: MFA)

Communicated by Deputy Foreign Minister’s Bureau

Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon met on Wednesday, 20 January, with senior officials from the United States Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation. The purpose of the visit was to discuss commercial relations and investments between Israel and the United States and ways to strengthen and expand their ties. The officials came to Israel after visiting a number of Arab countries.

The parties discussed promotion of technological cooperation between the two countries. DFM Ayalon also raised the subject of alternate sources of energy and said, “Finding energy alternatives to oil is a strategic goal for Israel and the United States because today the main winner from oil is terror.”

Ayalon talked about the importance of Israel joining the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) and thanked the US for its support on that issue.

The year 2010 marks 25 years of the free trade agreement between Israel and the US. Representatives of the Chamber of Commerce proposed holding events to mark the occasion. Deputy FM Ayalon accepted the proposal and said he would be happy to celebrate the occasion together with the Israel-US Chamber of Commerce.