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 Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Israeli ambassador discuss countries' relationship following UN Security Council vote

On Dec. 26, 2016, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine invited Israel's Ambassador to Ukraine Eliav Belotserkovsky to discuss further development of bilateral relations in the wake of the adoption of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334 on the situation in the Middle East.

Censor.NET reports citing the Foreign Ministry press service.

"The Ukrainian side expressed disappointment at the emotional reaction of certain Israeli officials and politicians to the outcome of the vote in New York. The Israeli ambassador was given explanations for the motives behind the Ukrainian delegation's position in support of the draft. It was noted that Ukraine adheres to consistent line on the settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has been repeatedly made public in a variety of formats," the ministry says.

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Following the meeting, it was agreed to focus on arranging a number of important bilateral activities: another round of negotiations on the free trade deal, getting ready for the signing of the protocol to the recently ratified agreement on labor migration, and proceeding with talks on further liberalization of air traffic. The parties also agreed to harmonize the schedule of high-level contacts in 2017.

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As reported, the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution which called on Israel to stop building settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem. Ukraine was among those who supported the document.

Following the voting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled the visit of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman to Israel.
 
 
 
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