The delegations agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fields of health, agriculture, tourism, the environment and space.

 Fifth meeting of Israel-Ukraine Economic Committee

 

Minister of Tourism Misezhnikov (archive photo)

Communicated by MFA Spokesman’s Bureau

The Israel-Ukraine Economic Committee convened for the fifth time on Tuesday, 13 July 2010, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem. Israel’s Minister of Tourism, Stas Misezhnikov, headed the Israeli delegation, and Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Tikhonov headed the Ukrainian delegation.

Delegates from ten government ministries and economic organizations from Israel took part in the meeting. The Ukrainian delegation included five deputy ministers and other government officials.

At the meeting, the sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in the fields of health, agriculture, tourism, the environment and space. The Ukrainian side expressed interest in inviting Israel security companies to take part in the preparations for the European soccer championship, EURO2012, which will be held in Ukraine.

At the end of the meeting, the delegation heads signed a protocol affirming their intentions to continue to promote and develop economic, commercial and tourist relations between the states.

The heads of the Ukrainian delegation met with FM Avigdor Liberman to discuss subjects of mutual interest to both states.