Without peaceful coexistence of Israel and Palestine it is impossible to ensure stability in the middle East, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin after talks with Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas. It is reported by TASS on Thursday, may 11.
“Peaceful coexistence of two States of Palestine and Israel is a prerequisite for genuine security and stability in the region”, — said the Russian leader. He stressed that conflict between countries can be resolved only by political means.
Russia will continue to support the resumption of dialogue between the parties, Putin said. He also urged both Israel and Palestine to maintain bilateral relations, including to work together to fight international terrorism.
Abbas in turn said that he welcomes Moscow’s efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He also expressed readiness to participate in a trilateral meeting with the Israeli side, which Vladimir Putin proposed to hold in Moscow.
“The Russian Federation plays a key role in the international arena and in the efforts to establish peace in our region”, — said the President of Palestine.
According to the press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, it is too early to say when it may take a meeting of the leaders of Israel and Palestine. “While there is no outline”, — quotes the representative of the Kremlin RIA Novosti.
Earlier on Thursday Vladimir Putin said that relations with the Palestinians have for Russia special value.