Russia: Israeli and Palestinian leaders set to meet in Moscow - Russian FM

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova announced Russia's readiness to hold a meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow, Thursday.
"In response to the appeals of the Palestinians and the Israelis, we confirmed the readiness to organise a possible meeting in Moscow between the President of Palestine Mr. Abbas and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu," Zakharova said.
She went on to express her satisfaction "that there is demand for a proactive role of Russia in the Middle East peace process," adding "the main thing now is to choose the right moment, intensive contacts on the issue continue."
Russian President Vladimir Putin had suggested a meeting on September 9 in the Russian capital. Netanyahu said on Monday that he was considering the offer after meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.
The two leaders have not met in official format since 2010.

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