The Ambassador of Israel for Nepal, Hanan Goder-Goldberger has expressed his commitment to make the project of establishing the Agriculture Centre of Excellence (ACE) a success.

During a meeting held today with Agriculture and Livestock Development Minister Padma Kumari Aryal, the ambassador said that the embassy will make all the possible effort to make the Nepal-Israel cooperation project effective and successful.

The ambassador also reaffirmed earlier commitment to provide technical support for the programme.

On October 3, Nepal government and Israel government had signed an agreement to run the programme.

The government has already formed a steering committee led by a joint-secretary from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) while the ambassador has also informed that they have also selected representatives from their side.

Speaking during the meeting today, Minister Aryal expressed her belief that the programme will help increase agricultural production in the country. With a concept of 'Learn and Earn', the Israeli government is providing 11-month agricultural technical training to more than 500 Nepali students through this programme.

The technical team from Israel will be providing theoretical and practical training to the trainees related to different areas of the agriculture sector.

During the meeting, Minsiter Aryal also expressed her gratitude towards the Israeli government for providing facilities to Nepali migrant workers working in Israel. Currently more than 3,000 Nepalis are employed in Israel.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 11, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.