Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko met Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and discussed a wide range of issues and perspectives on development of the traditionally friendly Ukraine-Israel relations.

The two parties also dwelled on ways to deepen cooperation between the two countries in dealing with pressing international problems. Ukraine’s President also informed the Israeli President on the situation in Donbas.

Both interlocutors reaffirmed the need for full implementation of the Minsk agreements standing for an immediate liberation of Crimea and restoration of Ukrainian sovereignty over the peninsula.

- Currently, Ukraine and Israel are facing serious problems. The most important of them - the protection of the country from external threats, said Ukraine’s President.

Rivlin thanked the Ukrainian people for the great contribution to the development of Israel.

- The future motivates us to remember the lessons of the past, said Israeli President recalling his teacher Zeev Jabotinsky, who was born in Odessa.

Petro Poroshenko voiced hope that the number of Israeli investments in the Ukrainian economy will increase significantly, and assured Rivlin of the Ukraine’s readiness to help Israel companies willing to enter our market.

The Presidents confirmed their interest in the development of bilateral cooperation in trade, economic, scientific, technical, tourism and humanitarian spheres.

Poroshenko thanked the Israeli President for providing financial and medical assistance to the Ukrainian citizens who suffered during the Revolution of dignity and hostilities in the ATO area.

The Heads of the States noted the importance of bilateral political contacts to be at the highest level. Petro Poroshenko invited Reuven Rivlin to visit Ukraine in 2016.