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Israel’s MFA expects FTA with Ukraine to be ratified in coming weeks

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has invited his Israeli counterpart to Ukraine
12:00, 16 June 2020

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Israel's new foreign minister, Gabi Ashkenazi, has assured that his country's parliament will ratify the FTA (free-trade agreement - 112 International.) with Ukraine in the coming weeks. He stated this during a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, the press service of Ukraine’s MFA reports

"The new Knesset of Israel intends to ratify the Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and Israel in the coming weeks," Ashkenazi promised in response to a request from Kuleba.

The ministers agreed to maintain friendly personal relations, develop trade between the two countries, maintain a high level of political dialogue, and continue mutual support in international organizations.

Related: WTO predicts decline in world trade by 13-32% amid Covid-19 pandemic

Kuleba invited his Israeli counterpart, who has never been to Ukraine before, to visit it as soon as circumstances allow. Ashkenazi accepted the invitation.

As we reported earlier, the FTZ agreement was signed in January 2019 as part of the visit of President Petro Poroshenko to Israel.

In July 2019, the Verkhovna Rada ratified a free trade agreement. In August, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law ratifying a free trade agreement between Ukraine and Israel.

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