Ukraine and Israel are set to sign off on a free trade agreement in January 2019, with President Poroshenko expected to ink the agreement during an official visit to Israel.
Talks on a Ukraine-Israel free trade agreement began in 2015. They have undergone a series of rounds before reaching a positive conclusion earlier in 2018.
Israel will join a growing list of countries to sign bilateral free trade deals with Ukraine, with recent additions including Canada in 2016.
Meanwhile, a long awaited free trade agreement with Ukraine’s Black Sea neighbor Turkish is also set for confirmation in early 2019 following the successful conclusion of negotiations.
Other priority free trade targets for Ukraine in 2019 include a deal with post-Brexit UK.