Israel, Austria sign deal on building strategic partnership

Jerusalem, July 13 (IANS) Israel and Austria have signed an agreement on establishing "a comprehensive strategic partnership" to expand security cooperation.
 
Israel, Austria sign deal on building strategic partnership

Jerusalem, July 13 (IANS) Israel and Austria have signed an agreement on establishing "a comprehensive strategic partnership" to expand security cooperation.

The deal was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, who held talks at the PM's office in the HaKirya military base in Tel Aviv on expanding cooperation in various fields, especially on security issues, Lapid's office said in a statement on Tuesday.

The main fields covered by the agreement are "cyber and counter-terrorism, health in light of the coronavirus pandemic, tourism, technology, innovation, trade, investment promotion, the struggle against climate change, green tech and digitisation," the statement added.

The two leaders also discussed regional issues, "especially the Iranian threat," it said.

Lapid reiterated Israel's opposition to the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, emphasising "the importance of the international awareness against the agreement and concerns over the continuation of the Iranian nuclear program," the statement added.

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