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Transfer of expertise from Israel to Georgia

By Ernest Petrosyan
Friday, November 4
The Israeli Ambassador to Georgia, Itzhak Gerberg, granted visas and tickets to four Georgian specialists within the Mashav Program for International Cooperation. The Georgians will have training courses in Israel in November. According to the Israeli Ambassador, two participants will be trained in the agricultural field (in water management) and the other two will study medical care.

“It gives me pleasure to congratulate Georgian professionals who were chosen to participate in water management and medical courses in Israel. As you know, Israel is an advanced country in agriculture and healthcare and I am glad that the Georgian participants will have an opportunity to get better acquainted with Israeli experience, taking into consideration the fact that both agriculture and healthcare fields are of top priority for Georgia,” said Gerberg at the briefing.

According to him these are only two of many courses conducted in Israel sponsored by Mashav - Israel’s Agency for International Development and the Embassy of Israel in Tbilisi.

Georgian participant Bakar Kuchava stated that he will participate in a training course in trauma and mass trauma management, in which Israel has a wide experience. This is very much needed in Georgia since urgent medical care is still being developed.

The Mashav development program has been functioning since 1958, while in Georgia Mashav began with the opening of the Israeli Embassy in 1993. The aim of the program is to give an opportunity to Georgian specialists to increase their qualifications within the best institutions in Israel. The Mashav program involves many fields of study, such as economic and social development, agriculture, education and organizational development, healthcare and social assistance. Almost 700 Georgian specialists have participated in these courses.