Ukraine confirmed the need to develop full-scale cooperation with Israel in the agricultural sector – as one of the leading sectors for the Ukrainian economy and to engage Israeli technologies in the agricultural production. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting with Head of the Israeli part of the Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation Zeev Elkin. The meeting took place as part of the Prime Minister’s official visit to Israel.
According to Volodymyr Groysman, the agro sector is of paramount importance for the two countries as well as the Agreement on free trade area will provide a significant impetus for deeper cooperation which is now the subject of negotiations between Israel and Ukraine. In this context, the Prime Minister called on Israeli side to consider possibilities for liberalization of access of agricultural products and restoration of Ukrainian exports of table eggs to the Israel market.
Moreover, Volodymyr Groysman stressed the readiness of official Kyiv to ensure food security of Israel on a long term basis and to create conditions for leverage investment flows in the Ukrainian agricultural sector.
“We are interested in Israeli production technologies in agricultural industry. Our core objective is to replace economy dependent on raw materials and we are more than willing to support the business", assured the Prime Minister.
The Head of Ukrainian Government emphasized that Israel is one of the principal trading partners of Ukraine in the region and praised the volume of the trade turnover between two countries. He is convinced that the work of the Joint Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation as well as the Government’s endeavors towards improvement of investment climate, implementation of reforms and boosting economic ties between Israel and Ukraine on a wide range of issues will contribute to increase trade turnover indicators.