On December 26, 2016 Ambassador of the State of Israel to Ukraine Eliav Belotsercovsky was invited to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to discuss further development of bilateral relations amid the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 on the situation in the Middle East.
The Ukrainian Side expressed its disappointment over emotions of some Israeli officials and politicians concerning the results of the voting in New York. The Ambassador received a clarification on the reasons that determined position of the delegation of Ukraine to the UN in support of the abovementioned draft. It was emphasized that Ukraine adhered to the consistent position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which had been more than once declared across different platforms
As a result of the meeting, it was agreed to do the utmost to prevent the growing tenseness of discussions in Ukrainian and Israeli societies. Assuming common interest in development of that progress in bilateral relations, that has been achieved in recent years Ukraine and Israel will focus the efforts on preparing a number of important bilateral events: holding the next round of negotiations in Kyiv on Free trade Agreement, preparation for signing of the Implementation Protocol to the recently ratified by both sides Agreement, which regulates the labour migration and continuation of the negotiations on further liberalization of air transportation.
It was also agreed to coordinate a schedule of top level bilateral contacts for 2017.