Minister of Innovation and Technology Getahun Mekuria (Dr. Eng.), and Ambassador Raphael Morav Israeli ambassador to Ethiopia discussed about a possibility to establishment of a joint technology commission (Ethio-Israeli Technology Commission).

The ministry says the scheme is aimed at exploiting Israeli technologies such as technology led irrigation development, development of arid and semi-arid areas and ICT.
Ethiopia and Israel have a long-standing diplomatic relationship, which is bounded by history, culture, and many other aspects including the existence of Ethiopian Jews in Israel.