Israeli official meets with Miss. Sec. of State - - Jackson, MS

Israeli official meets with Miss. Sec. of State

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - State officials welcomed the Israeli Consul General to the Magnolia State Thursday.

Israeli Consul Opher Aviran met with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann..

Much of the discussion regarded building on future relationship between Israel and Mississippi.

Starkville and Columbus are home to "Stark" Aerospace Industries, an Israel-owned company that manufactures drones for the U.S. Military.

"Jobs have been created here in Mississippi.  At the same time, the expense of the aerial UAV's was really important from here, the UAV's the drones sold to American armed forces, serving them in the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq and serving Americans in Mississippi, the state of Mississippi for export to other countries," said Consul Aviran.

Secretary Hosemann says Mississippi should strengthen cultural and economic ties with Israel.

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