Ukraine's president: Israeli investors seek to take part in large-scale privatisation

Ukraine's president: Israeli investors seek to take part in large-scale privatisationIsraeli businessmen show their interest to the privatisation in Ukraine to take place in 2016 and 2017, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said.

"We have agreed on the significant broadening of economic cooperation. I proposed to our Israeli partners and investors to take part in the large-scale privatisation to take place in Ukraine in 2016 and 2017. We heard the large interest in it," he said at a joint briefing with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday in Kyiv.

The parties have also agreed to promptly conduct the regular session of the Ukraine-Israel Joint Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation.

"We have agreed that we need to hold the next session of the joint Ukrainian-Israeli committee on trade and economic cooperation as soon as possible. It was planned that the first meeting will take place in three years, but we agreed to hold it now," Poroshenko said.

He also expressed his hope that the delegation made progress on the further liberalisation of air traffic.

"We need to remove any obstacles both for Israeli and Ukrainian companies," he said.

"We have also agreed to initiate practical cooperation in the scientific-technical sphere, tourism and agriculture. Ukrainians are particularly interested in the experience of Israel in irrigation farming," Poroshenko said.
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