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Britain, Israel to deepen tech, trade, security ties

Israel’s foreign minister is visiting London to sign a deal designed to strengthen ties with Britain in technology, trade and security.

March 22, 2023
22 March 2023

Britain and Israel are set to sign an agreement aimed at deepening technology, trade and security ties over the next seven years when foreign minister James Cleverly meets his Israeli counterpart in London.

Israel’s Eli Cohen is visiting the UK capital to sign the new roadmap for relations with Britain on Tuesday.

“Our roadmap will allow us to fully take advantage of the opportunities in areas of mutual interest, including tech, trade and security,” Cleverly said in a statement ahead of the visit.

Britain said discussions would also include the recent spike in violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestine Territories, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the threat posed by Iran.

The new deal includes around STG20 million ($A36.6 million) of joint funding commitments on technology and innovation, the statement added.

Britain and Israel last year launched negotiations for a new trade agreement and said that deal was “a key priority for both governments”. 

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