JERUSALEM, November 10. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has held a meeting with Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin. The two sides discussed the whole array of bilateral issues.
"I last visited Jerusalem in the 1990s, and I am glad to have an opportunity for myself and members of our delegation to visit Israel," he said. "Thank you for your invitation."
The Russian prime minister pointed to friendly relations between Russia and Israel that have lasted for many years, adding that there are issues that need to be addressed. "Of course, we will discuss our bilateral issues, including economic cooperation, political interaction and all kinds of international problems, which are plentiful in both this region and the entire world," Medvedev said.
For his part, Rivlin noted that "Russia has always played an important role in our region." "We are faced with complex tasks, challenges and opportunities. We must be ready for this and everything else," he said.
The Israeli president recalled that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Russia and Israel. He added that he would like to take this opportunity to discuss all aspects of relations between the two countries.