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Ukraine, Israel to boost ties

11-25-2010 08:29 BJT

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Israeli President Shimon Peres has met with his Ukrainian counterpart Victor Yanukovich in Kiev.

The pair held a private meeting on Wednesday, and signed a series of agreements to strengthen ties. Yanukovich highlighted the recent ratification of visa-free travel between the countries that was signed in Jerusalem in July. The two leaders also agreed to bolster scientific and technological cooperation over the next 10 years. Peres arrived in the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday and is expected to return to Tel Aviv on Friday.

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich (L) shows the way to his
Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres during their meeting in Kiev
November 24, 2010.REUTERS/Gleb Garanich


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