President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has invited the State of Israel to join a joint declaration signed following the inaugural summit of the Crimea Platform.
Zelensky said this in a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on August 24, Ukrinform reports with reference to the president’s press service.
The head of the Israeli government congratulated Ukraine on the outstanding anniversary - the 30th anniversary of independence.
Zelensky stressed that the Ukrainian people are grateful for this manifestation of solidarity on the part of the people of the State of Israel.
The President of Ukraine informed the Prime Minister of Israel about the successful holding of the inaugural summit of the Crimea Platform and invited the State of Israel to join the joint declaration signed following the summit.
The interlocutors also discussed a number of topical issues of bilateral cooperation. In particular, their attention was paid to the development of trade and economic cooperation, simplification of conditions for people-to-people contacts, preparation for high-level and top-level visits, including the visit of the Israeli delegation to participate in the events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy.
Volodymyr Zelensky invited Naftali Bennett to visit Ukraine.
As Ukrinform reported, the Crimea Platform summit was held in Kyiv on August 23. Its participants adopted a joint declaration reaffirming support for Ukraine's territorial integrity, condemning the temporary occupation of Crimea, the militarization of the peninsula, human rights violations and restrictions on freedom of navigation in the region, and calling on the Russian Federation to engage constructively in the Platform’s activities.