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Ukrainian-Israeli delegations meet

KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Israeli and Ukrainian delegations met in Kiev to discuss developing ties between the countries and the Middle East situation.

In talks Tuesday, the delegations discussed political, economic and humanitarian issues in order to further develop bilateral relations, according to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Web site. The officials also spoke about how to boost bilateral trade and attract Israeli investment to implement Euro 2012 projects.

The officials also looked at liberalizing visa rules between Israel and Ukraine.

The Israeli delegation, led by Pinhas Avivi, the deputy director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, was to work in Ukraine through Friday. Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aleksandr Gorin led the Ukrainian delegation.

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