Ukraine is ready to guarantee uninterrupted supplies of food and raw materials to other countries, as well as to expand exports of agricultural products to Israel. This was emphasized by the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna on August 17, during a meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to Ukraine Joel Lyon.
"We understand that the spread of coronavirus around the world has a negative impact on the global economy. That is why today we should look for common ways to intensify economic and investment cooperation between our countries. In these circumstances, the launch of the Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and Israel is critical. At that, we reaffirm our readiness for further cooperation in the agricultural sector with Israel and the sustainable export of Ukrainian agricultural products to the Israeli market," said Olha Stefanishyna.
The Deputy Prime Minister and the Ambassador of Israel discussed the use of the potential of the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin for the development of bilateral trade. They also stressed the importance of the work of the Joint Ukrainian-Israeli Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation and discussed the possible format of its forthcoming meeting.
"The Commission is an effective tool for the development of economic cooperation between the two countries and I, as the Chair of the Ukrainian part of the Commission, look forward to the next, 12th meeting of the Commission after the pandemic is over," said the Deputy Prime Minister.