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MOSCOW, September 24 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have talked on the phone to discuss the Middle East peace process in light of the discussion of this topic at the UN General Assembly session in New York. As the Kremlin’s press service said, the conversation was initiated by the German side.
"Dmitry Medvedev and Angela Merkel expressed satisfaction with the joint statement, work out by the quartet of international mediators on the Middle East, which directs all parties towards the resumption of negotiations in a constructive manner. In this context, Merkel praised the contribution of the Russian side to preparing this important document and the well-established Russian-German political cooperation," said the Kremlin.
Medvedev and Merkel also discussed the schedule of contacts at the highest level and raised a number of topical issues of bilateral cooperation.