Israeli President Shimon Peres begins official visit to Ukraine

23 Nov

Israeli President Shimon Peres



November 23, 2010 (KATAKAMI / RIA NOVOSTI) — Israeli President Shimon Peres begins on Tuesday his four-day official visit to Ukraine to enhance cooperation between the countries in the spheres of diplomacy, economy and technologies, the Israeli presidential press service said.

Peres, who will be accompanied during the visit by Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, is scheduled to hold talks with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Volodymyr Lytvyn, the speaker of the country’s parliament.

“During the talks Peres intends to touch upon a broad range of important bilateral diplomatic issues. The president will also voice Israel’s position concerning the counteraction to the Iranian nuclear program and concerning relations with the Palestinians,” the press service said.

The Israeli president will also take part in the signing of an agreement on protection of mutual investments, deliver a lecture to students majoring in politics and diplomacy and meet with representatives of the Jewish Diaspora in Ukraine.

Peres is taking a regular commercial flight to Ukraine for his visit, the press service added. (*)

TEL-AVIV, November 23

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