Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday, apparently solving some issues with a quick walk.
It is Freeland’s first visit to Israel since Justin Trudeau became Canada’s prime minister in November 2015.
“Equally, we have a lot of projects that we want to move forward,” said Netanyahu. “We just talked on the way here. We already resolved that in a very short cordial walk; we decided that we’ll speed up the ratification of our updated free-trade agreement, which is something that will benefit both Israel and Canada.”
The prime minister added that “we are eager to pursue that cooperation both on technology and in trade, and equally in aerospace and cyber security, and everything that is now open to us because of the marketable transformation of the global economy based on the meeting of big data, artificial intelligence and connectivity. It creates extraordinary new industries. Israel is there on the cutting-edge.”