Wednesday, December 23, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with his wife Maryna have visited in Jerusalem, the Israeli Parliament. The Ukrainian President welcomed the speaker, Yuli Edelstein, whose first official event of this level was accompanied by Irina Nevzlin.
In the Knesset Poroshenko again welcomed the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu. The day before they held talks.
— The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko «in the Israeli interior.» Photo
A two-day visit of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Israel began on 22 December with a meeting with President of Israel Reuven Rivlin and visiting the Holocaust Museum «Yad Vashem». The Ukrainian leader held talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog. During negotiations there was signed a number of bilateral agreements.
In addition, Petro Poroshenko after took part in the event, the Jewish national Fund (KKL) in the forest Nations of the world, in the Jerusalem Grove presidents, where they will be planted the first tree of the future «Forests of Ukraine».
Meeting with Jerusalem Patriarch Theophilos III, and visit the Christian Holy sites in the Old city of Jerusalem have been cancelled due to heightened security imposed after another terrorist attack.
Recall that the previous visit of Peter Poroshenko in Israel took place in April 2014. Then he was a candidate for President of Ukraine. As President Poroshenko has not yet visited Israel.
Benjamin Netanyahu has not been in Kiev since March 1999.