Israel and the University of the South Pacific to collaborate

Updated at 7:09 pm on 6 December 2012

The University of the South Pacific has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation.

The university says the collaboration will assist the development process in the region and foster a friendly relationship through technical cooperation, training and capacity building.

It's acting vice chancellor, Dr Esther Williams, says the agreement is another milestone for the University in its efforts to strengthen links with Israel.

She says the university also recognises the importance of Israel in the Pacific.

The agency and the USP will cooperate over the next three years in the areas of public health, women's empowerment and agribusiness development.

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