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November 1, 2013 11:24 am

Uruguayan Delegation Visiting Israel Seeks to Learn How to Become a ‘High-Tech Nation’

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Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. Photo: WikiCommons.

Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. Photo: WikiCommons.

A large delegation of Uruguayan business and political leaders arrived in Israel on Friday aiming to learn how “to turn Uruguay into a a high-tech nation and exporter of technology,” Uruguayan Vice President Prof. Danilo Astori told Israel’s Globes business daily.

“We’ve come here to learn from you, because you’re the pioneers in this area, and you have a global reputation,” Uruguay’s vice president said.

The delegation included Roberto Kreimerman, the Latin American country’s Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, and many high-tech business leaders and entrepreneurs. The country has a larger-than-expected community of Jews, as many emigrated from Europe in the 1920s and 1030s.

Bank Hapoalim chairman Yair Seroussi hosted an Israeli-Uruguayan investment seminar, while Astori met with Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett.

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