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        2/21/2014, Adar 21, 5774

      Israel, Kazakhstan to Strengthen Economic Ties


      Former Defense Minister Ehud Barak visited Kazakhstan Thursday, according to Walla!, to strengthen Israel's economic ties with the Sunni Muslim-majority nation.

      Barak met with President Nursultan Nazarbiib in the presidential palace in Astana, according to the daily. They reportedly sat for about an hour and discussed the possibility of further cooperation in regard to agriculture, health services, and industrial innovation.