JERUSALEM – Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Brazilian President Michel Temer in New York to discuss how to increase cooperation in various sectors, the Israeli government said in a statement released on Wednesday.
Netanyahu sat down with Temer to discuss how to strengthen economic and technological cooperation and promote collaboration in agriculture, automotive technology and water management systems, according to the note.
The meeting comes days after Netanyahu’s visit to Argentina, Colombia and Mexico in the first trip of an Israeli prime minister to Latin America.
Roberto Spindel, head of the Israel-Latin American Chamber of Commerce, pointed out that any trip to Latin America by an Israeli leader with the aim of improving economic ties should necessarily include Brazil, which has the strongest economy in the region.
The Brazilian president took advantage of the meeting with Netanyahu in New York, where the pair took part in the United Nations General Assembly, to invite the Israeli prime minister to visit Brazil soon.