Russia plans to increase the amount of eggs, meat, and wheat it currently sells to the Jewish State, while Israel, in turn, will expands its technical know-how & expertise with Russia.
By DANA SOMBERG
Russia and Israel are planning to ink a free trade agreement in the very near future, a Kremlin official is quoted as telling the Russian news agency TASS on Friday.
Russia also plans to boost the amount of wheat, meat, and eggs that it sells to Israel while Israel, in turn, will share its technical know-how and expertise in the field.
Israeli officials told The Jerusalem Post’s Hebrew-language sister publication Ma’ariv that Ariel was accompanied on a trip to Russia by Yesh Atid MK Yoel Razvozov. The two men were joined by Israel’s envoy to Moscow, Zvi Heifetz, for talks with Kremlin officials.
Ariel came to an understanding with Russia’s deputy prime minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, that the free trade agreement would be signed by the end of this calendar year.
The two sides also came to an agreement over the issue of pension payments from the Russian government to Israelis who immigrated to the country from the former Soviet Union.
It was decided that negotiations between Jerusalem and Moscow on the issue would be completed during the course of this calendar year.
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