Poroshenko receives credentials from ambassadors of Israel, Qatar, Belgium, Iceland
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has received credentials from the newly appointed ambassadors of the State of Israel, the State of Qatar, the Kingdom of Belgium, and the Republic of Iceland, according to a report posted on the official website of the head of the Ukrainian state on Tuesday.
Poroshenko and Israeli Ambassador Joel Lion paid special attention to the deepening of bilateral trade and economic cooperation, in particular, the signing in the near future of the agreement on a free trade area between the governments of Ukraine and Israel. The parties also discussed cooperation within the UN and other international organizations.
Poroshenko and Ambassador of Qatar Hadi Al Hajri emphasized the importance of launching the work in November of the joint intergovernmental commission on economic, trade and technical cooperation. The parties stressed the importance of speedy ratification of bilateral agreements on the promotion and mutual protection of investments, as well as the avoidance of double taxation.
Poroshenko and Belgian Ambassador Alex Lenaerts expressed the need to strengthen the political dialogue and noted the importance of strengthening cooperation within the UN, given Belgium's membership in the Security Council in 2019-2020. The head of state thanked Belgium for practical assistance in the context of overcoming the consequences of Russian aggression.
During a conversation with Ambassador of Iceland Arni Thor Sigurdsson the president noted the importance of enhancing trade and economic cooperation between the countries and thanked the Government of Iceland for solidarity in the issue of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as for a clear sanctions policy.