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(photo credit: AP)
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman signed an agreement on Wednesday with visiting Ukrainian Foreign Minister
Kostyantyn Gryshchenko eliminating the need for citizens of each country to get
visas to visit the other, a concrete manifestation of warming bilateral
Ukraine is the friendliest country toward Israel of all the states
that emerged from the breakup of the Soviet Union, a senior Foreign Ministry
official said recently.
Lieberman pushed the cancellation of the visa
requirements through the cabinet earlier this year, as a sign of
Ukraine for its support, and over the objections of Interior Minister
Yishai, who argued that Ukraine was a center for international crime and
trafficking, and that doing away with the visas would create greater
problems in Israel.
The move is expected to significantly increase
tourism from Ukraine.
Lieberman, after he signed the agreement with
Gryshchenko, said the accord was a result of good cooperation between
governments and was an expression of “good and stable ties” between the
The Ukrainian foreign minister said the agreement was
important and would help further cooperation between the countries in
fields as well.