Deputy Premier Gordon Wyant and Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison are heading to Israel for a week-long trade mission starting Saturday.
The pair will be meeting with senior government officials, private industry, and a number of academics and research organizations in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Wyant says they want to showcase Saskatchewan’s agriculture sector, business environment, mineral industry and more.
The delegation hopes to, among other things, identify trade opportunities, and encourage Israeli agriculture technology companies to establish a presence here.
Wyant says this will be a trip that will keep he and Harrison quite busy as many meetings are planned from the time they step off the plane and that he is looking forward to promoting Saskatchewan to a country that in 2017 exported more than $19 million in goods to Israel which is a 30 percent increase over the last five years with the top export items being chickpeas, canola seeds, peas and beans