WATCH: Netanyahu, Israeli politicians address Negev Conference

Prime minister, president set to take podium in Sderot at 6th annual summit on expanding utility of Israel's southern desert region.

PM Netanyahu speaks at weekly cabinet meeting  (photo credit: EMIL SALMAN/POOL)
PM Netanyahu speaks at weekly cabinet meeting
(photo credit: EMIL SALMAN/POOL)

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was speaking Tuesday morning in Sderot at the opening of the annual Negev Conference.
The conference, organized by the Ministry for the Development of the Negev and Galilee, was set to address the economic development of the Negev.
Other topics of discussion were to include: The Negev as an engine of growth for Israel, the economic development for relocating IDF bases to the South, the construction of factories and hi-tech companies in the Negev and the establishment of three new industrial parks in the southern desert region.