Ambassador Korniychuk on the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Israel: they are not only friendly, but also family
Ukraine and Israel have made significant progress in all areas of cooperation over 30 years of diplomatic relations, which have developed so much that they have become not only friendly but also family. The Ambassador of Ukraine to the State of Israel Yevhen Korniychuk stated this during the Ukrainian Israeli Innovation Summit-2021.
«For 30 years of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Israel in all areas, including politics, economics, cultural development, business - we have come a long way. We have a strong legal framework consisting of more than 40 agreements. The FTA was launched this year, and we have begun work on a Free Trade Agreement in services that will help our business, especially IT, grow more strongly», - he said.
Yevhen Korniychuk stressed that Ukraine is interested in studying Israel's experience of energy independence.
«Israel has been buying oil and gas for a long time, but now exports gas to Arab countries, including Egypt and Jordan, extracting its gas on the continental shelf in the Mediterranean. This experience is very interesting for us in terms of further promotion of Ukraine's energy security», - he said.
The head of the diplomatic mission noted that despite the close cooperation, there are still a number of promising areas in which fruitful cooperation is possible.
«Recently, we held a round table with the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food with leading Israeli companies in the field of irrigation and irrigation. I hope that in the near future they will enter the Ukrainian market as players. We are active in the field of medicine and pharmaceuticals. We recently received in Israel representatives of several Ukrainian pharmaceutical companies that buy Israeli startups for Ukraine. Further development of security cooperation is extremely important», - the diplomat said.
The head of the diplomatic mission also spoke about the concept of the mission.
«Our policy is that diplomacy should be as applied as possible, that is, we want our steps, our work to be felt in practice, literally - to touch or grease with bread. We attract Israeli investments in various sectors of the economy, we promote the visits of Ukrainian business to Israel. And we have many examples of such cooperation», - the Ambassador stressed.
He added: «Ukrainian-Israeli relations are not just friendly, but also family. It is easy for me to work in this country, and I am convinced that together we can achieve much more!» - Yevhen Korniychuk summed up.