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MOSCOW, February 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian and Israeli diplomats have discussed the situation in the Middle East, the Palestinian-Israeli talks, prospects for expanding and diversifying cooperation in different fields, the Foreign Ministry reported on the results of Monday’s meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and director of the Israeli Foreign Ministry Department for Europe and Eurasia Anna Azari.
“The parties exchanged views on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa. Special attention was paid to the state of Palestinian-Israeli talks,” the ministry said.
“Russia stressed the importance to continue the Palestinian-Israeli talks on an internationally recognized basis. It confirmed the commitment to continuing contribution to the talks jointly with other Quartet participants,” the ministry said.
“While discussing key bilateral issues, the diplomats showed interest in further strengthening of a political dialogue, expanding and diversifying Russian-Israeli mutually advantageous cooperation in different fields,” the ministry said.