Ukraine, Israel agree to introduce free trade area by July
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announces that Ukraine and Israel have agreed to introduce a free trade area in the first half of 2016, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
"We've agreed to considerably accelerate the conclusion of an agreement on free trade between and Israel – we've agreed it must happen in the first half of next year," he told reporters in Jerusalem on Tuesday.
Poroshenko is on a state visit to Israel on December 22-23, 2015.
The agenda of the visit provides for a meeting with President of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein and Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem.
Poroshenko is to deliver a speech in Israel's Parliament.
A number of bilateral documents are to be signed during the visit.