The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba held a phone conversation with the Co-Chair of the Ukrainian-Israeli Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation, Minister for Higher and Complementary Education, and Minister for Water Resources of the State of Israel Zeev Elkin.
Dmytro Kuleba congratulated Zeev Elkin on entering the new Israeli Government and wished him every success in continuing his fruitful work as the Co-Chair of the Ukrainian-Israeli Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation.
Zeev Elkin noted that he is pleased to continue working on the development of relations between Ukraine and Israel, which he has been doing for many years.
The sides discussed the ratification of the Free Trade Agreement, which is expected to take place very soon. Zeev Elkin is convinced that it will open a new page in relations between the two states.
Dmytro Kuleba stressed that he pays great attention to the development of trade, investment and the IT sector and expressed hope that Ukraine and Israel are able to achieve significant results in these areas of mutual interest.
The parties also discussed infrastructure projects in Ukraine, which could be of interest for Israeli investors, in particular, construction of the airport in Cherkasy, the Cherkasy-Uman highway, as well as projects in the field of IT technology and agriculture.
Finally, Dmytro Kuleba and Zeev Elkin exchanged invitations to visit Ukraine and Israel in a convenient time.
• On June 18, 2020, Zeev Elkin was reappointed (after the formation of the new government of the State of Israel) as the Chair of the Israeli Side of the Joint Ukrainian-Israeli Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation.
• The Commission has five working groups, in particular on transport, tourism, environmental protection and water management, as well as the Joint Ukrainian-Israeli Committee for Scientific and Technological Cooperation.