Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba had a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Alternate Prime Minister of Israel Yair Lapid.
The Heads of Ukrainian and Israeli diplomacy praised the intensive political dialogue between Ukraine and Israel, discussed the exchange of high-level visits in the near future, including the participation of the Israeli delegation in commemorative events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy.
Dmytro Kuleba told Yair Lapid about the results of the founding summit of the Crimean platform, which took place on August 23 in Kyiv.
A separate topic of conversation was the trips of citizens in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ukraine and Israel maintain an active political dialogue: on January 23-24, 2020, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy paid a working visit to Israel; On June 16, 2021, the President of Ukraine held talks with the newly appointed Prime Minister of Israel Naftali Bennett, on July 13, 2021 - the new President of Israel Isaac Herzog, on August 24, 2021 Naftali Bennett congratulated the President of Ukraine on the 30th anniversary of Independence.
According to the results of 2020, the volume of bilateral trade in goods and services amounted to USD907.3 million. Ukraine's positive balance of foreign trade in goods and services with Israel last year amounted to USD 513.1 million.