Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has today arrived in Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin for talks.
The leaders reportedly aim to discuss the conflict in Syria and the possibility of settling the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.
Netanyahu was accompanied by his wife, Immigrant Absorption Minister Zeev Elkin, and Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel.
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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic relations between Israel and Russia. This is Netanyahu’s second visit to Moscow, the previous visit being in April.
The aim of the meeting between the two heads of state today is to discuss the implementation of positions agreed on during Netanyahu’s last visit to Moscow, with particular focus on coordination between the Israeli military and Russian forces.
Netanyahu’s office stated that: “They will also discuss various regional issues including the global fight against terrorism, the situation in and around Syria and the diplomatic horizon between Israel and the Palestinians.”
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In acknowledgement of the 25th anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic relations, Israel’s delegation will inaugurate a PR campaign titled “Open the door to Israel”, designed to exhibit Israel’s achievements in education, technology and culture, a large part of which can be attributable to Soviet or Russian Jews.
Jerusalem and Moscow will further sign a bilateral pensions agreement, for Soviet Jews to be eligible for a Russian pension.