Ukraine and Israel agreed to join efforts to improve the infrastructure of Uman and develop the city as an international center of Hasidic pilgrimage, the Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Israel has reported.
On March 24, Ukraine's Ambassador to Israel Yevhen Korniychuk met with President of the Rabbi Nachman International Charitable Foundation Nathan Ben-Nun and representatives of the Breslov Hasidism in Jerusalem.
During the meeting, issues related to the annual pilgrimage to the tomb of Rabbi Nachman during the celebration of the Jewish New Year were discussed.
The parties stressed the need to unite efforts to improve the city's infrastructure and develop Uman as an international center of Hasidic pilgrimage.
The ambassador informed the interlocutors about the negotiations between Ukraine and Israel regarding the mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccine passports, which will open the border between the two states and resume tourism trips.
An agreement was reached on comprehensive cooperation in ensuring that representatives of the Hasidic community visit the city of Uman with maximum observance of Ukrainian legislation during the celebration of Rosh Hashanah in September this year.
As Ukrinform reported, on March 18, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov discussed with his Israeli counterpart Aryeh Deri issues related to the celebration of Rosh Hashanah in Uman and the possible organization of the arrival of pilgrims from Israel. The parties agreed that the key condition for this event will be the normalization of the epidemiological situation in Ukraine and the preliminary vaccination of pilgrims.