Israel-Ukraine Political Dialogue

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
April 29, 2001

The Foreign Ministries of Israel and the Ukraine will hold a political dialogue on Monday April 30, at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem. There will be discussions on bilateral and multilateral issues, and there will be exchanges of ideas regarding ways to enhance the cooperation between the two countries in the various spheres.

The Ukranian delegation will be headed by Deputy Foreign Minister, Volodymyr Yelchenko, and he will be accompanied by the Ukranian Ambassador to the UN and the Ukranian Foreign Ministry’s Special Envoy to the Middle East.

Israel will be represented at the discussions by Deputy Director General for Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS, Mr. David Peleg, and the Deputy Director General for International Organizations, Mr. Mordechai Yedid.

Ukraine received its independence a decade ago and is currently facing economic problems. It is in the process of exploring political solutions to achieve stabilization and recognition of its aspirations for integration within Europe.

Recently, Israel has assisted the Ukranian Government following the severe flooding that struck the west of the Ukraine. Within the framework of the relief effort, the Foreign Ministry, in cooperation with the Jewish Agency, sent four tons of equipment including generators, blankets, clothing, medicines and other items.