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Israel and Ukraine ink free trade deal

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday the two countries had signed a free trade agreement.

“Today a free trade agreement was signed and we have been working on it for many years,” Netanyahu told a joint news conference in Jerusalem.

Poroshenko hailed the signing as a “historic day”.

Earlier, the Ukrainian president visited Yad Vachem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, and met with his Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin.