News Brief 2/1/2012, Shevat 8, 5772
Canadian Leaders Praise Israel
Canadian Foreign Minister John Byrd and Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty completed a visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority assigned territories. Minister Flaherty stated, "Canada and Israel have a strong relationship based on common values and interests, and firm political and social relations." He said that the visit is a unique opportunity to discuss common economic issues, such as increasing private sector support for the research and development of technological innovations.