An official visit of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman to Israel will open up new opportunities to establish deeper bilateral cooperation between two countries in various spheres. The Head of Ukrainian Government issued such a statement in the course of the meeting with President of Israel Reuven Rivlin which was held in the framework of the official visit to the State of Israel.
“We are here to encourage bilateral cooperation. We attach great importance to this visit and believe that we have good opportunities for deepening our strategic partnership, urged the Prime Minister. The 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and State of Israel marked last year and now I consider the aforesaid visit as a continuation of the process of enhancing our cooperation in many sectors. We would like this visit to single out concrete new opportunities."
Volodymyr Groysman underlined that in the course of the official visit it is planned to sign a number of bilateral documents as well as to discuss issues pertaining to enhancement of collaboration, in particular in sectors of economy, education, healthcare and culture.
While tackling upon issues of bilateral cooperation, the interlocutors noted the intensification of cooperation between the countries in recent years. In particular, speaking about the prospects of deepening economic cooperation, the Prime Minister noted the positive dynamics of bilateral trade relations between Ukraine and Israel. Revision of the mechanisms, resolving the main issues on the agenda will be highly beneficial for the development of the economies of both countries, underlined Volodymyr Groysman.
During the talks the sides touched upon the issue of the countering the Russian aggression and the implementation of the Minsk agreements. President of Israel Reuven Rivlin expressed unwavering support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
The focus of the meeting was also the question of interaction of Ukraine and Israel on the international arena, inter alia in international organizations. In this context, Volodymyr Groysman emphasized that Ukraine wishes independence and peace to Israel and is working towards this.
“Ukraine is a friend of Israel. We need to create close good partnership, a promising future - we are interested in it. It is vitally to deepen our bilateral dialogue in order to better understand each other and to achieve more coordinated actions including in the international arena. Only through dialogue it is possible to find solutions”, stressed Volodymyr Groysman, expressing his congratulations to citizens of Israel on the recent celebration of the 69th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel.