Russia, Israel to sign free trade agreement shortly — Russian official

Russia and Israel plan to sign a free trade agreement within the nearest future, Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergey Levin said on Friday after talks with the Israeli side.

Russia and Israel plan to sign a free trade agreement within the nearest future, Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergey Levin said on Friday after talks with the Israeli side.

"We’ve discussed the prospects of forming a free trade zone, which the government plans to sign with Israel within the shortest period of time," Levin said, adding that the issue has also been discussed at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.

The sides also agreed on mutual supplies of agricultural products, on setting up joint ventures and introduction of high technologies, deputy minister said. Russia plans to increase supplies of wheat, beef and eggs while Israel is ready to share its technologies and expertise in agriculture with Russian colleagues.

First published by TASS.

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