Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba and Alternate Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel Yair Lapid discussed the exchange of high-level visits in the near future.
They spoke about this during a phone conversation on August 26, the Foreign Ministry’s press service reports.
The parties welcomed the intensive political dialogue between Ukraine and Israel, discussed the exchange of high and top-level visits in the near future, including the participation of the Israeli delegation in commemorative events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy.
Kuleba told Lapid about the results of the inaugural summit of the Crimea Platform held in Kyiv on August 23.
A separate topic of conversation was the travel of citizens amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ukraine and Israel maintain an active political dialogue. In particular, on January 23-24, 2020, a working visit of President Volodymyr Zelensky to Israel took place; on June 16, 2021, the President of Ukraine held talks with Prime Minister of Israel Naftali Bennett; on July 13, 2021, Zelensky spoke with President of Israel Isaac Herzog; on August 24, 2021, Naftali Bennett congratulated Volodymyr Zelensky on the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence by phone.
At the end of 2020, the volume of bilateral trade in goods and services amounted to USD 907.3 million. The positive balance of foreign trade in goods and services was USD 513.1 million.