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Putin to hold talks with Israeli PM in Moscow next week — Kremlin

June 01, 13:20 UTC+3
The situation in Syria will be one of the issues discussed at the talks, the Kremlin spokesman says
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Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu

Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu

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MOSCOW, June 1. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks next week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamini Netanyahu who will arrive in Moscow for a visit.

According to Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the situation in Syria will be one of the issues discussed at the talks.

"Of course, (the situation in Syria will be discussed)," he said answering a question on the subject.

The Kremlin spokesman noted that this visit was planned well in advance. "The agenda is quite extensive," he said. "The relations (between Russia and Israel) are advanced and partnership in various fields. There is a huge potential in economy, there are extensive grounds for cooperation in security and international politics."

The meeting's agenda

Putin and Netanyahu will discuss the situation in and around Syria and the current state and prospects of the Israeli-Palestinian settlement, the Kremlin press service said.

"A detailed exchange of views on regional problems is expected as well, above all, in the context of efforts to combat international terrorism," the press service said. "Among the most important issues is the situation in Syria and around it as well as the current state and prospects of the Palestinian-Israeli settlement."

The Kremlin noted that the talks between Putin and Netanyahu will be held on June 7. The Israeli prime minister will pay an official visit to Russia timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations. "During the forthcoming meeting it is planned to discuss the progress in implementing the agreements reached during Benjamin Netanyahu’s working visit to Moscow on April 21, 2016," the press service said. "Special attention is expected to be paid to the topical issues of bilateral cooperation, including the prospects of further boosting the trade and economic cooperation, cultural and humanitarian ties."

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