Israel’s President is confident that Ukraine will continue to fight against anti-Semitism

© AP Photo / Ivan SekretarevПрезидент of Israel Reuven Rivlin. Archival photoIsrael’s President is confident that Ukraine will continue to fight against anti-Semitism© AP Photo / Ivan Sekretarev

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at a meeting with foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin expressed his concern about the rise of anti-Semitism around the world and confidence that Kiev will deal with this phenomenon, the report said the presidential office.

The press release does not contain specific claims to Ukraine, where the head of the Jewish state was last year and managed to piss off local politicians, Recalling from the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada about the crimes of Ukrainian nationalists during the Second world war and their complicity with the German occupiers.

«The President stressed that the State of Israel with concern the phenomenon of the rise of anti-Semitism around the world and in Europe in particular» — it is told in the message.

«I am confident that you will continue an uncompromising struggle against anti-Semitism and all forms of racism», — quotes the office of the President.

For his part, Rivlin promised to «continue to do» to strengthen ties between Israel and Ukraine.

«Foreign Minister thanked the President for warm reception and stressed that the coexistence of Jews and Ukrainians for centuries have formed strong ties among Nations. He remembered how strong impression on him made the President’s visit to Ukraine in September last year,» — said in a press release.

Klimkin is in Israel a two-day visit, which includes meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the leadership of the foreign Ministry, Parliament, Ministers and businessmen.

«The visit of Pavlo Klimkin is another step towards the development of friendly and mutually beneficial bilateral relations between Ukraine and Israel aimed at strengthening mutual cooperation, understanding and coordination of actions both in the region and in the international arena,» said Israeli foreign Ministry.