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NOVO OGARYOVO, June 25. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia would like the peace process to resume in the Middle East, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, June 25.
He said many difficulties would have to be faced on the way but welcomed the opportunity to discuss possible joint steps to settle the situation in the region.
Abbas said his meeting with Putin was “a meeting of two friends”. “We would like to use this opportunity to exchange opinions with you on the developments in our region, find out your point of view and hear your advice on how to settle the current situation,” he said.
The Palestinian leader said his delegation was interested in developing cooperation with Russia and invited Putin to discuss the regional agenda.