United States and Israel Sign USAID-MASHAV Global Partnership Memorandum of Understanding

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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Office of Press Relations

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz to strengthen the global partnership in development between the two countries. Building on the long-standing and deep friendship between the United States and Israel, this MOU showcases democratic, shared values, and a commitment to supporting governments, civil society, and the private sector.

The MOU establishes a framework for increased development cooperation in the following areas:

  • Leveraging the American and Israeli private sectors to help increase employment opportunities and build resilient communities; and
  • Furthering development cooperation in water, education, technology, science, agriculture, cyber-security, and humanitarian assistance.

With this MOU, USAID and MASHAV, Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, pledge to strengthen and expand cooperation by bringing to bear each country's unique expertise and comparative advantage.

Read the full MOU here.

Last updated: October 28, 2021

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