In particular, the discussion focused on increasing imports of Azerbaijani oil and other products to Israel. One of the main issues discussed was wheat imports from Azerbaijan to Israel. At the same time, Liberman’s visit was intended to strengthen the security relationship between the two states, says the article in Al-Monitor, a source specializing in reporting and analysis of Middle East news.
“At this stage, Azerbaijan does not grow enough wheat for export, but the country is planning an enormous project to expand its wheat production. Upon completion, Azerbaijan will not only grow enough wheat for use at home, but it will also have enough for export. To move this project forward, Israel will provide Azerbaijan with the latest agri-tech technologies to cultivate wheat, with the goal of purchasing wheat from Azerbaijan as early as 2025.”
Al-Monitor reports that Israeli Agriculture Minister Oded Forer is scheduled to visit Azerbaijan in two weeks with a group of Israeli experts in agriculture.
“While wheat will be the main focus of their visit, they will discuss other things as well. Israel is planning to develop and promote agriculture in Azerbaijan through all sorts of advanced technologies,” the article says.