Klimkin discusses prospects of bilateral cooperation with Israeli President, PM, ministers

Klimkin discusses prospects of bilateral cooperation with Israeli President, PM, ministers

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Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in the scope of his official visit to Israel held a range of meetings with high ranking officials of the country and discussed important issues of bilateral cooperation, the foreign ministry’s press service reports.

In particular, Foreign Minister Klimkin met with President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, and Minister of Environmental Protection of Israel, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage, Chairman of the Israeli part of the Joint Ukrainian-Israeli Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation, Zeev Elkin.

“The parties discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation and prospects for further cooperation between the countries,” reads a report.

The Ukrainian foreign minister informed on the current situation in Donbas, and thanked the Israeli side for supporting Ukraine in the international arena, in particular during the voting of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on the resolution regarding the situation with human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol (Ukraine), which was held on November 14.

During the talks with Prime Minister Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Klimkin stressed the importance of recognizing by the Israeli side the Holodomor of 1932-33 as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.

During the talks with Chairman of the Israeli part of the Joint Ukrainian-Israeli Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation Zeev Elkin, the parties stressed that one of the priority issues of the trade and economic cooperation between the two countries is to complete the negotiation process on the bilateral Free Trade Agreement. Foreign Minister Klimkin said he hopes that the text of the Free Trade Agreement will be coordinated by the end of 2017.

In addition, the Ukrainian delegation visited offices of Israeli leading research and development companies, startup companies and the Technology Transfer Company of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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