Education Minister Shai Piron and his Greek counterpart, Konstantinos
Arvanitopoulos, signed a memorandum of understanding to promote cooperation in
the field of maritime education in both countries, as part of the first
Israeli-Greek government- to-government meeting this week.
The fields of
cooperation will include domains such as marine geology, biology, ecology,
chemistry, mechanics, technology and aquaculture.
As part of the
memorandum, the ministers also agreed to advance student exchanges between the
two countries, and decided that Greek teenagers will come to Israel to visit Yad
Vashem in order to “promote tolerance and eliminate the anti-Semitism and racism
that grew in Greece mainly due to the rise of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn
In addition, the agreement stated that the ministries will
organize meetings between pupils from both countries, promote cooperation
between higher education institutions and establish a joint committee to oversee
and advance the cooperation.