Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu discussed in the course of the meeting on Monday which was held in the framework of the Prime Minister’s official visit to the State of Israel prospects for deepening bilateral cooperation in the sectors of Information technology and cybersecurity, science and education, agriculture and tourism.
"Israel and Ukraine are strategic partners, we have many areas for effective collaboration, stressed Volodymyr Groysman, particularly in agricultural and IT sectors, in science, education, and health care spheres, where we can achieve shared experience and spectacular result."
Moreover, in IT sphere, Ukraine is interested in introducing digital services in the public sector, involving technical and expert assistance in the establishment of the state network providing broadband access to the Internet, stressed Volodymyr Groysman, also underlining the necessity to enhance cooperation in combating cyber-crime and cyber -terrorism.
Ukraine is mostly interested in expanding cooperation with Israel in the field of science and research, innovation, exchange of experience in the field of public and private support of the latest scientific and technical developments, startups," stressed the Prime Minister.
While speaking about the cooperation in the field of science and research, Volodymyr Groysman suggested the Israeli side to establish appropriate cooperation between the National Council for the development of science and technologies, established in April 2017, under his chairmanship, and relevant institutions of Israel. He also called for the intensification of efforts aimed to hold in the nearest future the First meeting of the Joint Committee on the implementation of the Program for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the State of Israel signed in December 2015, as well as to elaborate and sign of the Program for Cooperation in education, science, culture, youth and sports spheres between Ukraine and Israel for 2017-2019.
Apart from that, Volodymyr Groysman stressed the necessity to increase cooperation in the field of agriculture, to further strengthen of bilateral trade and also urged to consider the possibility to boost Ukrainian exporting of quality and affordable agricultural products and food industry to Israel’s market, in particular, he urged Israeli side to resume the export of Ukrainian eggs canteens in and to remove the corresponding ban.
According to the Head of Ukrainian Government, the further liberalization of the air transport market as well as the removal of any restrictions concerning number of flights on the routes between countries are considered to be the major priorities pertaining to cooperation between Israel and Ukraine.
Volodymyr Groysman drew a peculiar attention to the fact that Ukraine is interested to establish fruitful cooperation with Israel in tourism sphere. In this context, Prime Minister offered to hold regular meeting of Ukrainian-Israeli working group on cooperation in tourism sphere.