Poroshenko congratulates Israel on 70th anniversary of independence

Source : 112 Ukraine

The president emphasized that he expects the continuation of the Ukraine-Israel partnership
12:16, 19 April 2018

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Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine congratulated the citizens of Israel on the 70th anniversary of the independence as the presidential press service reported.

‘I am glad to note that the fruitful and dynamic dialogue between our countries witness that we have reached a mutual understanding in the majority of the spheres of the bilateral cooperation. I am sure that the relations between Ukraine and Israel have the significant perspectives, especially against the establishment of the Free Trade Area in the near future’, Poroshenko said.

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The president emphasized that expects the continuation of the Ukraine-Israel partnership.

‘I hope to welcome you in Ukraine soon and your visit will become one more approval of the successful inter-state relations’.

Moreover, Poroshenko invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Ukraine.

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As we reported Ukraine finished the negotiations on the concluding of the Agreement on Free Trade Area with Israel and the signing of the document will take place in the near time.

The negotiations on the FTA with Israel were activated in 2016 and only in 2017, they passed through 11 rounds. After the signing, the agreement should be ratified by the parliaments of Ukraine and Israel.

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The coming into force will allow to export the wide range of the agricultural products and food products, medications, cosmetics, chemical and light industry products, building materials, electronic goods and other products to Israel. In three years, the duties will be removed from the spices, seeds, flour, ketchup, canned goods, confectionary, clothes, furniture and glass goods.

The agreement regulates trade argues, fixes customs formalities, rules of the origin of the goods, describes the sanitary and protection means, including anti-dumping actions.

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