At a ceremony held Tuesday at the Jerusalem residence of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the American National Academy of Sciences signed a cooperation agreement to increase collaboration in scientific research between the two countries.

The celebration was attended by IASH president Professor Nili Cohen and NAS president Professor Marcia McNutt, according to a report by Israel21c.

“Today marks the beginning of an official partnership between our national academies, in the hope of many more decades of mutual collaboration,” said Rivlin. “The friendship between our two countries is deep and long-lasting. Israel and the United States are at the forefront of scientific research, each in its own right. Our joined efforts are sure to bring us incredible discoveries.”