Victoria opens office in Tel Aviv

December 8, 2017 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has officially opened a Victorian Government trade and investment office in Israel.

Premier Daniel Andrews at the Kotel

David Southwick, Sharren Haskel [MK]and Matthew Guy

Victoria’s move is the first ever by an Australian state government to open an office in Israel and represents a historic moment for Victorian-Israeli relations. The office is perfectly located in the technological, innovation and business hub of  Tel Aviv and in the same building as the Israel offices of Google and PayPal.

Dr. Danny Lamm, President of the Zionist Federation of Australia and Sharene Hambur, President of Zionism Victoria said:  We also warmly welcome Opposition Leader Matthew Guy’s pledge to open a Victorian Government business office in Jerusalem should his party be elected to government at next year’s State elections.

We are immensely proud to live in Victoria, a state where Israel enjoys such strong bipartisan political support demonstrated in part by its ongoing efforts in increasing trade, investment, research and business ties.

The opening of the Victorian Government trade and investment office in Tel Aviv and the promise to open a business office in Jerusalem represent wonderful opportunities for Australians, and particularly Victorians to expand on the already strong relationships that exist.”

 

Premier Daniel Andres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Photo: Amos Ben-Gershom (GPO)

Daniel Andrews met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, The two discussed the deepening of cooperation between Israel and Victoria in – inter alia – technology, cyber, health and digitization. Prime Minister Netanyahu briefed Premier Andrews on regional threats, including the Iranian threat.

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